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Church of St. Michael, Barningham

Description: Church of St. Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111624

OS Grid Reference: NZ0853110448
OS Grid Coordinates: 408531, 510448
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4893, -1.8698

Location: Norbeck Bank, Barningham, Durham DL11 7DW

Locality: Barningham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7DW

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Listing Text

(North side)

15/35 Church of
St. Michael


Parish Church. 1816 on medieval site, remodelled 1891 by Pritchett. Rubble
with buttresses of tooled-and-margined stone; ashlar dressings; graduated
Lakeland slate roof. 4-bay preaching box with narrower 2-bay chancel and
west tower; 1891 insertion of arcades, chancel arch and internal divisions
to produce 3-bay aisled nave and chancel flanked by vestries. 1891 remodelling
in a Free C15 style.

Tower has stepped angle buttresses and boarded double doors on south in
double-chamfered pointed arch with hoodmould. Cinquefoil-headed window
above and 2-light belfry openings. Moulded string and corner gargoyles
below embattled parapet with wrought-iron weather vane at south-west corner.
Body of church has stepped buttresses at angles and between bays. 3-light
windows to nave. 2 cinquefoil-headed lights on south of chancel, the eastern
above a priest's door; 2-light windows on each side of east bay. 5-light
east window under coped gable on moulded kneelers with 8-terminal cross
fleury finial. On north 2 boarded basement doors in 1816 pointed arches.

Interior: Plastered; hammer-beam roofs. Arcades have broad 4-centred double-
chamfered arches with hoodmoulds, on octagonal piers with moulded caps and
tall moulded bases. Similar chancel arch with foliage hoodmould stops.
Panelled dado in nave. Late C19 carved chancel screen, panelled wood reredos
and tiled sanctuary floor. Re-set C12 pillar piscina from previous church.
1791 wall tablet with urn to Rev. Matthew More; in north vestry 1839 wall
tablet to William Harry Vane by Davies of Newcastle. Early medieval headstone
cross in sanctuary. East window 1892, Christ reigning and Evangelists, as
memorial to Harry Vane Milbank. Brass candelabra in chancel.

Listing NGR: NZ0853110448

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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