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Church of St Nicholas, Hetton

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303161

OS Grid Reference: NZ3533947410
OS Grid Coordinates: 435339, 547410
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8203, -1.4515

Location: 23 Front Street, Hetton, Sunderland DH5 9HJ

Locality: Hetton
County: Sunderland
Country: England
Postcode: DH5 9HJ

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Listing Text


8/5 Church of St. Nicholas

G.V. II.

Parish church. 1901 by S. Piper. Rock-faced sandstone west elevation, coursed
rubble elsewhere, with ashlar dressings; roof of Welsh slate. 3-bay aisled nave,
low 3-bay west baptistry, north and south transepts. 2-bay chancel with lady
chapel in south aisle, organ loft and vestry in north aisle; low apsidal vestry
at north-west runs forward. Early English style. West elevation : 5 grouped
lancets recessed in pointed arch over triple-gabled batptistry having one lancet
in recessed pointed-arched panel under each gable, blocked-in almond window
over central lancet; coped and gabled buttresses either side; aisle gables
contain one over one lancets recessed under pointed arch; angle buttresses.
Flat stone gable copings to roof and west belfry. Interior: Gothic choir
stalls and pulpit by Messrs. R, Hedley of Newcastle; reredos and chancel
panelling 1929 by Hedley to designs of Hicks and Charlewood of Newcastle,in
memory of victims of Darlington railway disaster. Lady chapel east window, with
intersecting tracery, re-used from former church, contains stained glass of 1865
in memory of Nicholas Wood; Queen Victoria memorial window in south aisle, chancel
window by Baker of London. Historical note: replaced a church built in 1831 as
chapel of ease to serve the new mining community. Source : F. Smith, Hetton-le
Hole Parish Church, County Durham, 1831-1931. Hetton-le-Hole 1931.

Listing NGR: NZ3533947410

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Source: English Heritage

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