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Church of St.margaret of Antioch, Durham

Description: Church of St.margaret of Antioch

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110157

OS Grid Reference: NZ2712142405
OS Grid Coordinates: 427121, 542405
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7758, -1.5799

Location: Crossgate, Durham DH1 4PS

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 4PS

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (South side)

14/108 Church of St. Margaret
6/5/52 of Antioch


Parish church. C12, C14 and C15 with C19 widening of north aisle and other
alterations. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; C19 work coursed
squared sandstone and ashlar. Roof concealed by parapets. Stone-flagged roofs
to porches. West tower with south-east stair turret; aisled nave and chancel;
north and south porches; north vestry. 3-stage tower has 3 offsets; 2-light
2-centred west window; small square chamfered windows in second stage on north
and south sides; elliptical-headed 2-light belfry openings; renewed battlements
and large corner pinnacles. Porches, the north C19 and the south with C19 front,
have Tudor-arched doors in moulded surrounds under gables; statue of St. Margaret
in niche on north. 2-light Perpendicular-traceried windows in north aisle;
2-light Decorated windows in south nave aisle under renewed 4-centred-arched
2-light clerestory windows; 2-light square-headed windows in chancel clerestory
above Perpendicular aisle windows. C19 east window and east aisle window of 5
and 3 lights; small cusped lancet east window in vestry. North aisle west window
of 2 arched lights resited from east end. One small round-headed window in west
bay of south clerestory.

Interior: painted plaster with ashlar dressings; roof has moulded tie-beams on
brackets; short kingposts. 4-bay arcades, the south lower, with round columns;
scalloped capitals on south, except easternmost which has stiff-leaf with face,
and chamfered arches; the north has taller columns supporting round arches of 2
orders under dripmould. Slightly misshapen round chancel arch of 2 orders, the
inner shafted and the outer without capitals. South chancel aisle has very wide
arch of 3 hollow chamfers, the north a lower arch of 2 orders, both without
capitals. C12 window in north chancel. 2 aumbrys on north. Tower has
quadripartite vault and high 2-centred arch. Memorials include large slab with
eroded coat of arms to Sir John Duck Bart, and members of his family to 1695.

Listing NGR: NZ2712042408

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Source: English Heritage

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