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Ruins of Old Church of St Mary, Barningham

Description: Ruins of Old Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111658

OS Grid Reference: NZ0772412196
OS Grid Coordinates: 407724, 512196
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5050, -1.8822

Location: Brignall, Durham DL12 9SF

Locality: Barningham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9SF

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Listing Text


6/69 Ruins of old
Church of St. Mary


Former parish church. Probably C13, remodelled in C18; largely demolished
1833 when new church (q.v.) was built. Squared rubble with cut quoins and
dressings. The church consisted of nave, chancel and north vestry; all that
survives are the east gable and more ruinous side walls of the chancel.

East end shows remains of two narrow square-headed lights in chamfered
surrounds, replaced by C18 window with pointed arch; traces of smaller square-
headed light in gable. South wall shows one chamfered jamb of a medieval
window, lower jambs of a blocked door, and remains of low-side window;
north wall has jambs of vestry door, probably C18.

Interior: chamfered band below east windows; internal lintels of older windows,
and sill of gable light, are re-used cross slabs. Piscina on south with
pointed arch and broken bowl; bowl of another set in blocking of south door.
Recess,perhaps aumbry, on north.

In romantic setting by River Greta; the subject of paintings by Turner and

In poor condition and deteriorating at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ0772412196

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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