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Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Trimdon

Description: Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 112279

OS Grid Reference: NZ3706334224
OS Grid Coordinates: 437063, 534224
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7017, -1.4264

Location: Front St N, Trimdon, Durham TS29 6PF

Locality: Trimdon
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: TS29 6PF

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Listing Text


8/79 Church of St.
9/1/68 Mary Magdalene


Parish church. Norman and later medieval; C19 alterations including 1873-4
north aisle by W. and J. Hay of Liverpool. 3-bay nave with north aisle and
south porch; 2-bay chancel with north vestry. Sandstone rubble, with partial
boulder plinth, quoins and ashlar dressings; some brick at ground level at
east end; Welsh slate roof. Gabled porch has slightly-chamfered round-headed
arch to boarded door. 2-light nave windows under relieving arches have been
inserted to replace sash windows, of which straight joints are evidence.
Lower chancel has low-side window with hollow chamfer and round arch; 2
trefoil-headed C19 lights flanking priest's door in 2-centred arch; 3-light
east window with tracery. West elevation has central buttress with offsets
rising to simple gable bellcote; single window in west end of aisle. Roof
on raised eaves, south elevation showing offset at original eaves level.
Cruciform angelus finial; iron cross chancel finial. Catslide roof on aisle.

Interior: painted plaster with ashlar dressings. Arch-braced roof on roll-
moulded stone corbels, some on south medieval; all rafters collared, with
blocking panels above collars of principals; one large purlin, slightly
trenched. Depressed round-headed chancel arch, now elliptical, on imposts
and chamfered square shafts, the north with broach stops. Arcade of roll-
moulded 2-centred arches on round piers with moulded caps and plinths. South
wall battered. Rerearches, all deeply splayed. C19 octagonal pedestal font
on round shaft with stiff-leaf capital. Boarded pine pews with shaped ends.
Glass mostly plain, with some coloured quarries; low-side window has 1873
medallion glass, gift of church warden. Monuments include small brass in
south chancel wall, with well-cut inscription 'Quam vixit erga cognatos pius
et officiosus - Hocce aes testetur' to Bryan Lencester (sic), died 1759 aged
48, with 'H.S.J.' at head. Eroded stone memorial in chancel floor.

Listing NGR: NZ3706334224

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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