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Description: Church 50 Metres North East of Croxdale Hall
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109938
OS Grid Reference: NZ2740437912
OS Grid Coordinates: 427404, 537912
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7354, -1.5759
There is also a scheduled monument, Croxdale Medieval Chapel and Churchyard Cross Base, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
CROXDALE AND HETT CROXDALE HALL
17/57 Church, 50 metres
10/5/67 north-east of
as Croxdale Hall
Chapel in Sunderland
Disused church. Late C11-early C12 nave; late C12-early C13 chancel, altered
in C14 and C15; mainly early C19 windows. Squared sandstone rubble in narrow
courses. Pantiled nave roof and felted chancel roof. Aisleless nave and
Nave: Norman south doorway has probably original door and iron hinges in form
of central cross with strap below and large C-hinge with strap above. Doorway
has alternating jambs and long thin impost blocks with worn, possibly dogtooth,
moulding. Badly-worn semicircular, monolithic tympanum, thought to contain
relief carving of the Tree of Life, set in round arch of 2 square-cut orders.
2 large C19 south windows with 4-centred heads: window at west blocked but
retaining rear arch; window at east with fixed 12-pane light. Restored lancet
in west end with blocked pointed window above. Probably C16 blocked, round-
arched north doorway with thin chamfered arris, blocked window above door;
C19 window and tall probably C13 lancet to east. Steeply-pitched roof with
stone-coped gables. Rebuilt gabled west bellcote with twin pointed bell
openings and small pinnacles flanking gable. Lower, narrower 2-bay chancel
has C19 window on south, pointed 3-light east window, with curvilinear tracery,
under hoodmould and old brick lateral stack on north. Low-pitched roof hidden
by low parapet with chamfered coping.
Plain, plastered interior with all furnishings removed. Nave: Two circular
stone fonts lying on side; small roughly-arched opening, possibly stoup, in
north wall; box-pews reused as dado; renewed roof trusses. Late C12
semicircular chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders, under hoodmould to nave,
has inner order on keeled responds with moulded bases and capitals. Chancel:
square chamfered opening, possibly aumbry, in south wall; probably C15 oak
roof with 3 heavy adzed and cambered tie beams, ridge piece and purlins.
Derelict at time of survey. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: NZ2740137913
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Source: English Heritage
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