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Laithkirk Church, Lunedale

Description: Laithkirk Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 111287

OS Grid Reference: NY9548324047
OS Grid Coordinates: 395483, 524047
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6116, -2.0714

Locality: Lunedale
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 0NS

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Listing Text

LUNEDALE B6276, Laithkirk
NY 92 SE (South side)

Laithkirk Church
Parish church. Said to have been a C15 tithe barn of Lord Fitzhugh; converted
repaired and re-roofed in 1826; further restorations c.1900. Rubble with
sandstone dressings. Graduated slate roof. Continuous nave and chancel; south
porch and south vestry.

Nave and chancel, of 6 internal bays, with rough stone plinth and flush quoins.
Blank gabled west end with flat-topped bellcote at apex. North side 4 wide
lancets in projecting tooled surrounds. East end round-arched window with rough
flush voussoirs. South side 3 similar lancets and a round-headed sundial to
east inscribed: WATCH AND PRAY 1865. Roof with coped gables; 3 small triangular
roof lights to north pitch.

Gabled porch, to west, has pointed chamfered arch with projecting impost blocks.
Rebuilt stone benches within porch. Small pointed stoup on inner east wall,
near square-headed nave doorway.

Gabled vestry, to east, with pointed arch under hoodmould. East return: flight
of steps down to basement door under pointed arch; small C19 lancet above in
moulded surround with flanking engaged colonnettes. Steeply-pitched roof.
Plain and plastered interior. Octagonal C19 stone font, with engaged marble
colonnettes, at south-west end of nave: Oversized and off-centre C20 chancel
screen, brought from elsewhere; similar sanctuary panelling. 5 King-post trusses.

(The Victoria History of the Counties of England, ed. William Page, F.S.A. ,
A History of the County of York North Riding, 1925).

Listing NGR: NY9548324047

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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