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Description: Church of St.andrew
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112270
OS Grid Reference: NZ2641634171
OS Grid Coordinates: 426416, 534171
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7019, -1.5916
NZ 23 SE SPENNYMOOR ST ANDREWS LANE
(West end, off)
6/76 Church of
Parish church. 1883 (foundation stone) -1884 by C.H. Fowler; site given by
the Weardale Iron and Coal Company; extension 1890, (west foundation stone);
1895 memorial chapel and vestry. Snecked sandstone with plinth, quoins and
ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof, with roll-moulded ridge tiles, red on
nave and grey on chancel, and stone gable copings. Nave with south porch,
south-east tower and north aisle; chancel with north memorial chapel and
vestry. Boarded door in wide-chamfered surround with dripmould in gabled
porch; Tudor-arched surround to door in right return. Buttresses with offsets
between 4 nave windows, of 3 cusped lights (except for 2-light window beside
porch). 2 lights in chancel windows under dripmoulds, with buttress between
the eastern two. Large 5-light east and west windows, the west with
Square tower has 2-centred-arched door in right return; small rectangular
lights in high first stage, broached to string below tall octagonal belfry
with 4 lancets and embattled parapet; octagonal spire with bud finial.
Square-headed 3-light window with cusped lights in east vestry gable; 2-light
window in similar style to room above. Steeply-pitched roofs with stone cross
Interior: painted plaster with ashlar dressings; roof of arch-braced collar-
and-king-post trusses on stone-corbelled wall-posts, and shorter intermediate
trusses on cornice between posts; roof continues over chancel which has cusped
wind-braces below 2 levels of purlins. Dripmould to seven 2-centred hollow-
chamfered arches of north aisle, the westernmost narower, on moulded
capitals of octagonal piers. Blank west arch has ogee cusping. Flower-
stopped dripmould-over east window. Delicately-carved chancel screen.
Octagonal stone font with pointed cover, gift of parish school, 1884. Brass
plaque beside memorial chapel to Thomas Charles Baring, M.A., M.P., placed by
the parishioners,vigil of St. Andrew, 1895. Brass plaque by chapel door 1896
to William Semmens, killed in fall of stone at Tudhoe Colliery. Memorial
chapel contains C17 marble altar and reredos brought from Spain by Thomas
Baring. Pews have rail backs and shaped ends; memorial chapel kneelers 1959
by Thompson of Kilburn. Glass includes 1901 chapel north window by G.I.
Baguley, showing Saints Peter, Andrew and Mark; east window World War I
memorial, with names of dead on screen at west end of nave.
Source: Neville D. Baker, "Flickers in the Flames of the Furnace"; the First
Century of the Parish Church of St. Andrew, Tudhoe Grange, Spennymoor, 1884-
1984, N.D. (Spennymoor).
Listing NGR: NZ2641634171
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