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Roman Catholic Church of St Mary, Wycliffe with Thorpe

Description: Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111774

OS Grid Reference: NZ1222613147
OS Grid Coordinates: 412226, 513147
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5135, -1.8127

Location: Wycliffe, Durham DL12 9TT

Locality: Wycliffe with Thorpe
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9TT

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Listing Text


7/183 Roman Catholic
Church of St. Mary


Roman Catholic Church, 1849. Rubble with tooled-and-margined stone buttresses,
ashlar dressings and parapet; graduated Lakeland slate roof. Aisleless 3-bay
body with west porch. C14 style. Stepped buttresses at angles and between
bays; string carried up over windows as hoodmould. Flat-roofed west porch has
double flight of steps, with low moulded parapet at head, to central arch of
3-bay double-chamfered arcade; side arches boarded; string below embattled
parapet with pierced merlons. Above porch a 3-light window below spheric
triangle window; and pointed niche in gable. West door, inside porch, has
studded double doors with scrolled hinges in moulded arch with sacred monograms
as hoodmould stops. Side walls shows 2-light windows with Y tracery, and
similar parapet; coped end gables. East end shows blocked 5-light window and
quatrefoil in gable.

Interior: Plastered. Freestone and marble altar, and panelled reredos with
kneeling angels under crocketed arches. Font has octagonal bowl with raised
shields, one with ihs, in fleur-de-lys borders, probably C15; later shaft and

Prominent hilltop position.

Listing NGR: NZ1222613147

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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