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Church of St Paul, Urpeth

Description: Church of St Paul

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109411

OS Grid Reference: NZ2296953080
OS Grid Coordinates: 422969, 553080
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8720, -1.6436

Location: Newbridge Banks, Urpeth, Durham DH9 6RT

Locality: Urpeth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH9 6RT

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Listing Text

NZ 25 SW
(West side)
West Pelton
3/67 Church of St. Paul

Parish church. 1879 by Austin, Johnson and Hicks of Newcastle for patrons John
and Edward Joicey. Dressed sandstone and graduated green slate roofs.
Continuous, aisleless nave and chancel; north and south transepts; south porch
on nave; 2 north vestries on chancel; extruded bell tower with spire between
chancel and south transept. Austere Perpendicular style.

4-bay nave and 2-bay chancel under continuous roof. Chancel taller than nave
owing to slope of ground. Chamfered plinth and sill bands. Windows with
leaded panes, iron glazing bars and cusped trefoil-headed lights. Nave: tall
pointed 4-light west window; 2 square-headed 4-light windows on north and south;
pointed south doorway in porch. Chancel windows set high: 3- and 2-light square-
headed windows on south; pointed 3-light window on angle-buttressed east end.
Steeply-pitched roof carried down at west end of nave to form pent roof of wide
porch. Porch has carved wood screen with shaped bench -ends and 3-centred arch.
Lower twin-gabled and angle-buttressed transepts; each with two 3-light pointed
windows under hoodmoulds. Gabled choir vestry has Tudor-arched doorway and
2-light mullioned window. Vicar's vestry to east has 5-light mullioned window
and a pent roof carried directly down from the chancel roof. Tall and slender,
octagonal-plan bell tower on square base: 2 stages plus belfry and spire; belfry
has square-headed 2-light openings and an embattled parapet; short octagonal-
plan stone spire.

Plain and plastered interior. Wide double-chamfered chancel arch dying into
wall. 2-bay arcades, with similar arches and central octagonal piers, divide
transepts from nave. Panelled chancel with mosaic sanctuary floor. 1892 east
window by C.E. Kempe of London. 1921 World War I memorial of marble in nave.
Slightly-pointed, compartmented barrel roofs to nave and chancel.

Listing NGR: NZ2296953080

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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