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Description: Church of St Aidan
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 328906
OS Grid Reference: SE6842590155
OS Grid Coordinates: 468425, 490155
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3024, -0.9500
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6/71 Church of St Aidan
Church. 1802, by James Smith; restored 1880. Squared limestone on
herringbone-tooled plinth, rendered on north side; finely tooled quoins and
dressings; stone flag roof. Bellcote of timber with lead and slate roof and
lead spire. West bellcote; continuous nave and chancel; south porch. To
west end, round-arched window containing paired lights with cusped, round
heads. Square section bellcote with paired round-headed louvred openings to
each face, surmounted by broach spire and fish weather-vane. To south,
gabled porch with round-arched opening and carved group in high relief
above. East of porch are 2 round-arched nave windows of paired lights with
cusped pointed heads; 2 similar square-headed windows to chancel. Between
nave windows 2 wall tablets commemorate the builder of the church:
Here lie deposited
the ashes of
A sound workman
And in consequence selected
To rebuild this Chapel
Which he completed
With his own hands
In the Summer of 1802.
He died Oct 31, 1819
Aged 64 years.
There are no openings to north side and east end. All window openings are
quoined. Coped gables and gable cross to chancel. Interior: screen at west
end incorporates a balustrade of 1682, of turned undulating balusters
beneath a rail part carved with a stylised foliage frieze and part recording
the date and contemporary Church Wardens. A second balustrade of twisted
balusters c1700 forms the communion rail and rail to front of pews. Tub
font on C19 cylindrical pedestal. Double braced king-post roof.
Listing NGR: SE6842590155
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Source: English Heritage
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