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Church of St Mary, Shincliffe

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109976

OS Grid Reference: NZ2912440746
OS Grid Coordinates: 429124, 540746
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7608, -1.5489

Location: A177, Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2NJ

Locality: Shincliffe
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 2NJ

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Listing Text

NZ 2940
(North side, off)
14/95 Church of St. Mary
Parish church. 1851 by George Pickering, spire added 1871 by Walter and
Robson. Squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof. West
tower with spire, nave with north aisle and south porch, chancel with organ
chamber and vestry on north. Early English style.
3-stage, angle-buttressed tower with shouldered north doorway, trefoil-headed
lancets, pointed 2-light bell openings and Lombard frieze below spire. Tall
octagonal broach spire with large lucarnes at base and smaller lucarnes set
higher up. Buttressed 4-bay nave with pointed north door in porch, lancets
under hoodmoulds, carved gutter brackets and a steep roof with coped gables.
Similar aisle with sill string and pent roof. Lower and narrower, buttressed
2-bay chancel: sill string and 2 lancets in each bay; east end has clasping
buttresses and 3 stepped lancets; steep roof with coped east gable. Gabled
porch has moulded pointed doorway with outer order on colonnettes. Organ
chamber under pent roof. Slightly lower vestry with shouldered north door,
pointed 2-light east window and pent roof with truncated stack.
Interior: Aisle arcade has double-chamfered, pointed arches on cylindrical
piers with moulded octagonal bases and capitals. Similar chancel arch on
keeled responds. Arch-braced king-post roofs to nave and chancel. Good early
C20 woodwork including chancel screen, stalls and pulpit. C19 octagonal stone
font with foliage carving.

Listing NGR: NZ2912440746

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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