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Description: Parish Church
Date Listed: 25 February 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 303662
OS Grid Reference: NZ4054561679
OS Grid Coordinates: 440545, 561679
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9481, -1.3685
NZ 46 SW BOLDON CHURCH LANE (west side)
Parish Church (formerly
25.2.49 listed as Whitburn Parish
Large parish church, C13 with C15 upper stage of tower and C19 restorations,
particularly of windows. 5-bay nave with north and south aisles and south porch,
5-bay chancel with north porch; west tower. Ashlar and roughly coursed rubble, all
sandstone, and Westmoreland slate roof. Diagonal buttresses to 3-stage tower, clasping
to chancel, angle to south aisle and south porch; decorated windows are C19 except
for parts of 4 on south side of chancel and one on north; priest's door on south side
of chancel blocked in 1867. Nave arcades have plain capitals bearing double-chamfered
arches. Almond-shaped window, with glass by L C Evetts of Newcastle, in the west
wall of the south aisle. Tomb of Michael Matthew of Cleadon, died 1689, by Wm. Smith;
reclining figure of the period, a skull between the feet; contemporary-costumed
weepers. Two pre-Reformation bells dedicated to Sts. Mary and Andrew; it is presumably
for this reason that the church is sometimes said to be dedicated to either saint;
however, its original dedication, if any, is not known.
Listing NGR: NZ4054561679
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Source: English Heritage
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