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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Houghton le Spring

Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303174

OS Grid Reference: NZ3418149856
OS Grid Coordinates: 434181, 549856
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8424, -1.4693

Location: The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland DH4 4BB

Locality: Houghton le Spring
County: Sunderland
Country: England
Postcode: DH4 4BB

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Listing Text


7/18 Church of St. Michael
26.4.50 and All Angels
(formerly listed as
G.V. St Michael's Church)

Parish church. Late C12 and C13 chancel; C14 nave arcades and west wall;
C15 and C19 vestries; C19 aisles, porch, upper-stage of tower. Alterations
to tower probably by Hardwick. Sandstone; roof of Westmorland slate. 4-bay
nave, north and south aisles and south porch; 2-bay transepts; chancel with
south vestry and a second south-east vestry of 2 storeys. Buttresses diagonal
to chancel and tower, angle to transepts and nave. Pinnacled tower of 2
stages; crenellations to vestry; steep-pitched roofs have overlapping stone
coping to nave gable, flat to chancel and transepts. Interior : 4-bay nave
arcades have double-chamfered arches and 8-shaft columns with fillets. 6-bay
chancel has small round-headed door in north wall with tympanum, 8 lancet
windows on south. Octagonal font. Monuments in south transept: chest tomb
of Bernard Gilpin, died 1583, with strapwork decoration and arms; brass to
Margery Bellasis - her children, kneeling - died 1587; wall tomb with C13
effigy of knight; and another effigy of a knight. Grave slabs in floor
have arms of Ralph Carr of Cocken Hill died 1709; of Nicholas Conyers High
Sheriff of Durham died 1686. Source: Proceedings of the Society of
Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, series 3, volume V, 45-62

Listing NGR: NZ3418649853

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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