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Description: Church of St.cuthbert and Presbytery Attached
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110359
OS Grid Reference: NZ2778542273
OS Grid Coordinates: 427785, 542273
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7746, -1.5696
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE OLD ELVET
NZ 2742 SE (South side, off)
15/307 Church of St.Cuthbert
and presbytery attached
Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery. 1826-7 with west tower and north-east
Lady Chapel added in 1869. Designed by Ignatius Bonomi. Church of worn
sandstone ashlar, presbytery of snecked sandstone, both with slate roofs and
rubble rear walls. Church Perpendicular style: nave, tower, short sanctuary,
with northern Lady Chapel. Tower of 3 stepped stages with hollow-chamfered and
moulded Tudor-arched west door with large flat-headed, traceried windows above
and small single bell openings in top stage. Corbelled parapet and pyramidal
roof with painted finial and vane. 4-bay nave with stepped buttress bay
divisions and west angle buttresses; north side plain with entrance in 3rd
bay. South side has paired, tall, pointed, traceried, transomed windows but
for westernmost bay which has a slit window below the gallery. All windows
under hoodmoulds. Projecting sanctuary bay on south side entirely filled by
large 4-light, square-headed, traceried transomed window; pent extruded, porch
below with Gothic glazed windows. Parapet with roll mouldings continuous above
3-storeyed, 2-bay presbytery to south-east: Chamfered cross casements on ground
and first-floor; projecting 2-storey canted bay on south front.
Church interior has west gallery and sanctuary panelled with traceried, Gothic
woodwork with pierced parapets to side boxes, rood and reredos. The Lady Chapel
has stencilled dado and east window by H.M. Bennett of Newcastle. Carved marble
mensa and carved stone font; repewed in C20. 4th bay from east on south side of
nave has 4-light window by Harry Clarke. Interior of Presbytery not inspected
but probably has older core.
Listing NGR: NZ2778542273
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