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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 240628
OS Grid Reference: NZ0453055198
OS Grid Coordinates: 404530, 555198
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8915, -1.9309
SHOTLEY LOW QUARTER GREYMARE HILL
NZ 05 NW NZ 046552
10/257 Church of St.
Parish Church, now redundant. Rebuilt 1769 (date on crossing arch)
on medieval hilltop site; restored and altered 1892 (dated slab on
east wall). Coursed rubble with cut quoins and dressings; slate roof.
Equal-armed cruciform plan with gabled entrance porch on south transept
gable. C19 studded double doors in pointed arch; single round- arched
lights in gable above porch roof and in side walls of nave and both
transepts; north transept has projecting end stack and studded door in
chamfered surround on right[ Nave west end has pointed window under
plain arched bellcote with pedimented top. Chancel has paired lancets
in side walls and C19 east windows in C13 style: 2 lights below a
quatrefoil. Dated slab with cross, flanked by heads of early medieval
slabs with expanded-arm crosses, below. All gables coped with swept
kneelers and various finials. Several C18 headstones affixed to exterior
walls, including one west of porch to William Dixon of Shotley field, 1767;
pedimented top, scrolly surround, foliage decoration.
Interior: chamfered segmental diagonal arches over crossing, dated at
intersection. C19 moulded credence table and piscina corbelled out
from chancel window sills. Mural tablets on east side of south transept
(Rev. Thomas Simpson, 1754 with Latin inscription in scrolly frame) and
at west end (Christopher Hunter, 1757,'a learned and judicious Antiquary
and Physician'). Fittings late C19, including panelled vestry screen
across north transept; small chamfered C18 vestry fireplace. Stone
benches in porch.
Listing NGR: NZ0453055198
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Source: English Heritage
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