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Description: Church of St Bartholomew
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109948
OS Grid Reference: NZ2669437647
OS Grid Coordinates: 426694, 537647
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7331, -1.5870
CROXDALE AND HETT MAIN STREET
Sunder land Bridge
16/67 Church of St.
Parish church. 1843-6 by George Pickering; north wall demolished and new nave
and chancel added 1876-8 by C.H. Fowler. Romanesque style with Decorated
Gothic additions. Squared sandstone with dressings and Welsh slate roofs.
West tower; original nave (now south aisle), original chancel (now vestry/
organ chamber), added nave and chancel on north.
Tower and original nave and chancel have round-arched openings of 2 orders
with roll-moulded outer orders on colonnettes with scalloped capitals.
4-stage tower has clasping buttresses on lower stages, south doorway, 2-light
belfry windows and parapet on corbel table. Original 3-bay nave has chamfered
plinth, flat-buttressed bay divisions, sill and impost bands; single window
under hoodmould in each bay; corbel table at eaves of steeply-pitched roof
with coped gables. Lower, narrower original 2-bay chancel has similar details,
south doorway with zigzag on outer order, paired lights in each bay, single
window on buttressed east end and a steeply-pitched roof. Slightly longer
and taller added nave and chancel have pointed 2- and 3-light windows, with
trefoil-headed lights, similar 5-light east window and steep roofs.
Interior: Original north wall replaced 1876 by 5-bay wood arcade to nave and
2-bay pointed stone arcade to chancel. Original semicircular chancel arch
of 2 orders, the outer order with zigzag on responds with scalloped capitals.
Added nave has arch-braced king-post roof. Added chancel has 1897 Perpendicular-
style rood screen and barrel roof. Elaborate crocketed early C19 wood font
cover. Some c.1876 stained glass by Clayton and Bell.
Listing NGR: NZ2669437647
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Source: English Heritage
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