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Church of St Mary, Brignall

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111665

OS Grid Reference: NZ0725712313
OS Grid Coordinates: 407257, 512313
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5061, -1.8894

Location: Brignall Lane, Brignall, Durham DL12 9SF

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

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Listing Text


6/76 Church of St. Mary


Parish Church, 1833-4 by R. Dawson, replacing old church (q.v.); remodelled
1892. Rough-faced stone with roughly-tooled quoins; tooled-and-margined
ashlar plinth, buttresses and dressings. Stone slate roof. Plan: rectangular
"preaching box" with narrower west tower. Free C13 style.

3-stage west tower: chamfered plinth and set-backs between stages; stepped
angle buttresses to lower stage. 3 steps up to double boarded doors on west,
in double-chamfered arch with hoodmould. Tall belfry stage with double
lancets; string below embattled parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. Body
of church has chamfered plinth, and chamfered string below embattled parapet
with crocketed corner pinnacles. On north 3 windows, each of 3 lancets under
one arch, with hoodmoulds; similar central window on south. East end has
chamfered set-back below lancet triplet with moulded rings on jamb shafts,
linked hoodmould and flanking pointed niches with hoodmoulds. Above is a C15
slab brought from Mortham, with IHS enclosed by riband inscribed 'Soli deo
honor et gloria', under hoodmould. Stepped gable with cross fleury finial.
2 spiral-fluted rainwater heads.

Interior: Plastered. Furnishings largely late C19: carved rood screen with
cusped panels and integral pulpit; similar screens enclosing choir and
sanctuary. Panelled dado. Panelled ceiling with carved bosses, and arch
braces on stone corbels. Re-cut C13 font has circular bowl on shaft of 6
attached columns with dog-tooth ornament between, and moulded base. East
window glass 1892 by Kempe: Crucifixion with Virgin and St. John. In tower
a C13 graveslab, with 6-arm cross, from old church site.

Listing NGR: NZ0725712313

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Source: English Heritage

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