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Description: Church of St Cuthbert
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303788
OS Grid Reference: NZ1843663381
OS Grid Coordinates: 418436, 563381
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9647, -1.7136
NZ 16 SE BLAYDON SHIBDON ROAD
Church of St. Cuthbert
Parish church. 1844 - 45 by G. Pickering; chancel 1860-62 by J.E. Watson;
tower 1869; re-roofed and restored 1882. Snecked sandstone with plinth and
ashlar dressings; roof of Welsh slate has overlapping stone gable copings.
Early English, and Decorated styles. Nave with large north aisle;
chancel with north porch; west tower. Paired lancets,cusped in chancel
under dentil table. Battlemented tower has corner and side spirelets,
angle gargoyles. South entrance of pointed arch with nook shafts under
head-stopped drip mould; upper stages have 2-light window, clock set in round
stone surround in 2-light opening, 2-light belfry opening and quatrefoil
bands. Chancel has 4-light east window with bar tracery; north porch
has east door in chamfered pointed arch under cusped triangular window, and
2-light window at right. Steeply pitched roofs. Interior: round piers
to double-chamfered 4-bay nave arcades; walls plastered to boarded
dado: arch-braced roof on flower-decorated corbels. Memorials: priest's
stall, Frosterley marble steps and terrazzo in front of chancel, and chancel
screen, 1899 to Reverend M. Green; 1902 pulpit to South African War and
Coronation of Edward VII; Boer War brass tablet in south aisle. First
World War memorial font; Second World War memorial tablet.
Listing NGR: NZ1843663381
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Source: English Heritage
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