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Church of St Francis of Assisi, Rochester

Description: Church of St Francis of Assisi

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239732

OS Grid Reference: NT7707402336
OS Grid Coordinates: 377074, 602336
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3146, -2.3627

Location: A68, Rochester, Northumberland NE19 1TR

Locality: Rochester
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE19 1TR

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Listing Text

NT 70 SE
8/72 Church of St.
Francis of Assisi
10.11.51 (formerly listed as
Byrness Church)


Parish church. 1796. Restored, gothicized and chancel partly rebuilt 1884
by F.R. Wilson.

Ashlar with stone slate roof. Nave, chancel, west baptistry/vestry, north
porch and west bellcote.

Two-bay nave has gabled porch to right; round-headed doorway with keystone
and impost blocks. C18 round-headed nave windows with C19 Decorated tracery.
One-bay chancel with 2-light Decorated east window. Gabled roofs with flat
coping. Round-arched bellcote with ball finial.

Interior: inner doorway dated 1796. Otherwise all of 1884. Double-chamfered
chancel arch rising from corbels bearing colonettes with waterleaf capitals.
South window of 1903 commemorating the men, women and children who died during.
the construction of the reservoir at Catcleugh; an adjacent brass plate
records the names of 64 persons who died between 1891 and 1904. Canted timber
ceiling with arched braces on stone corbels and false hammerbeams bearing
crosses. Sanctuary has fine encaustic tiles with geometric patterns and
symbols of the Evangelists.

Listing NGR: NT7707402336

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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