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Church of All Saints, Shildon

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 112178

OS Grid Reference: NZ2323425314
OS Grid Coordinates: 423234, 525314
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6224, -1.6417

Location: Adamson Street, Shildon, Durham DL4 2JW

Locality: Shildon
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL4 2JW

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Listing Text

(South end, off)

4/62 Church of All Saints


Parish church. 1868-9 by J.P. Pritchett with early C20 narthex. Rock-faced
dressed sandstone and brick-lined interior. Graduated green slate roofs;
narthex has Welsh slate roof. North-west tower; nave with western narthex;
chancel with eastern apse and north and south vestries. Early English style
with chamfered plinth and plate-tracery windows.

Tall and elaborate square-plan tower,with octagonal broach spire,adjoins north-
west bay of nave. Angle-buttressed lower stage has pointed-arched north doorway
and small lancets above. Middle, belfry stage has louvred lancets in crocketed
gablets with prominent gargoyles. Spire has 4 bands of stone fish-scale tiles.

Buttressed 5-bay nave has 2-light plate-tracery windows under pointed arches
with alternating rock-faced and ashlar voussoirs. West end has large sexfoil
window. Chamfered eaves band and very steeply-pitched roof with flat-coped
gables. Buttressed, triple-gabled narthex has central quatrefoil flanked by
groups of 3 lancets.

Lower and narrower 2-bay chancel has buttressed, semicircular apse with 3 lancets;
datestone (April 13th 1868) beneath north-eastern lancet. Chamfered eaves band
and very steeply-pitched roof.

Vestries have low, monopitch roofs with coped ends. North vestry has pair of
trefoil-headed lancets and a stepped lateral stack.

Plain, painted interior. Nave roof has 4 principal trusses with arch-braced
collars. Tall and wide, pointed chancel arch has roll moulding and hoodmould
on headstops.

Listing NGR: NZ2323425314

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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