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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Belmont

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 110000

OS Grid Reference: NZ3039743615
OS Grid Coordinates: 430397, 543615
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7865, -1.5288

Location: Broomside Lane, Belmont, Durham DH1 2QW

Locality: Belmont
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 2QW

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Listing Text

NZ 34 SW
(North side)
7/11 Church of St.
10/5/67 Mary Magdalene

Parish church. 1857 by William Butterfield. Minor late C19 alterations;
1901 vestry by C.H. Fowler. Coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings;
plinth to vestry. Welsh slate roof with decorative ridge tiles. 4-bay nave
with north porch; 2-bay chancel with north organ chamber and vestry. Steps
up to boarded north door, with leaf-decorated strap hinges, in deeply-moulded
2-centred-arched surround, under wood-bracketed castslide roof. Ovolo-moulded
cusped ogee tracery in windows, mostly 2-light, with alternate-block surrounds
and sloping sills. South-west nave window more elaborate and with dripmould.
Decorated 3-light east window has beakhead-stopped dripmould; west window has
plate tracery with 3 ogee-headed lights. Short buttresses, and continuous
stepped sill string, to chancel, vestry and north nave.
Interior: painted plaster with ashlar dressings; arch-braced roof with
collars and short king-posts, having 2 tiers of thin wood arches between each
collar and apex, and bolted arch braces; tension rods stirrup-fastened to
king-posts. Deep dripmould over high chamfered chancel arch with inner
ovolo-moulded arch on shafts with fillets. Similar dripmould to vestry door.
Ovolo-moulded window surrounds with double-chamfered sill steps. 1892 reredos
by Butterfield. Early C20 pews by Thompson of Masham. Chancel panelling with
traceried arch over sedilia. East window dated and signed 1923 by W. Glasby

Listing NGR: NZ3039743615

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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