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Church of St Andrew, Winston

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 111152

OS Grid Reference: NZ1435016873
OS Grid Coordinates: 414350, 516873
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5469, -1.7797

Location: 6 Church Mews, Winston, Durham DL2 3RL

Locality: Winston
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3RL

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Listing Text


5/61 Church of St.Andrew

Parish church. Mid C13, restored 1848 by John Dobson. Mid C13 sandstone rubble
with roughly-dressed quoins; mid C19 dressed sandstone; renewed Welsh slate
roofs. South-west tower, nave with south aisle and south porch, chancel with
north vestry. Transitional and Early English style.

Tower of 1848 in two stages: buttressed square-plan base and octagonal belfry;
spirelet of sandstone flags with ball finial. Nave mainly rebuilt 1848: 4 bays
with chamfered plinth; south aisle has 2 stepped buttresses and 4 lancets under
individual hoodmoulds; north wall has medieval stonework, 3 restored lancets
and a blocked door at west end; mid Cl9 west front has 2 lancets with vesica
above and stepped clasping left buttress with pinnacle. Steeply-pitched roof
has coped gables with shaped kneelers. Mid C13 2-bay chancel of large proportions;
2 lancets to each bay; chamfered plinth and sill band with Cl9 buttress division
on south wall; left bay of south wall has blocked priest's door under shouldered
lintel and narrow round-headed window above with roll moulding. East end has 2
stepped clasping buttresses, low central buttress and 3 stepped lancets. Low-
pitched roof has coped gables with shaped kneelers. South porch of 1848 has
pointed arch of 2 orders with attached colonnettes. North vestry of 1848 has
east door under shouldered lintel.

Interior: Nave has south aisle arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches under
hoodmoulds; keeled responds; cylindrical pier with octagonal base and moulded
circular cap divides eastern bays; second bay from west is a section of solid
wall; arch-braced roof of 1848. Chancel: continuous roll moulding at same height
as external sill band is raised over blocked priest's door; pointed double-
chamfered chancel arch of 1848; piscina in south wall is a cusped, trefoil-headed
niche with chamfered arris, roll moulding, nutmegornament and a broken stop;
round rear-arches to lancets; King-post roof of 1848.

Fittings: choir stalls have C17 carved poppyhead bench ends; font, possibly C14
and later re-cut, is circular bowl on cylindrical shaft with low relief of
fighting dragons, tracery and flower motifs round rim.

Monuments: fragment of cross-head (possibly pre-Conquest); large medieval grave
cover with foliated cross at west end of nave; 3 brasses in floor; early C18
oval marble memorial tablet, in pedimented aedicule, to the parents of Peter
Lancaster, Rector, in south wall of chancel.

Listing NGR: NZ1435216877

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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