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Latitude: 54.8694 / 54°52'9"N
Longitude: -1.4684 / 1°28'6"W
OS Eastings: 434213
OS Northings: 552860
OS Grid: NZ342528
Mapcode National: GBR LD54.W8
Mapcode Global: WHD5B.DVZY
Entry Name: Church of St Aidan
Listing Date: 15 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025420
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303220
Location: Sunderland, DH4
Metropolitan District Ward: Shiney Row
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Herrington, Penshaw and Shiney Row
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ35SW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING ST. AIDAN'S ROAD (South side)
4/64 New Herrington.
Church of St. Aidan
Parish church, 1885-6 by H. Morton of South Shields. Snecked sandstone with
ashlar dressings; graduated Scottish slate roof.
Nave, north and south aisles, north porch; chancel with north and south porches.
Early English style. North front: chancel porch has semi-circular drip-mould
over large 6-foil window in chamfered stone surround above paired lancets;
aisle a straight-headed door, one lancet and 3 paired lancets; north porch
pointed arch to door has 4 chamfers and drip mould; clerestory. 3 stepped
lancets to each bay under drip string. Cross and vane finials. Interior:
brick with sandstone ashlar dressings: 5-day double-chamfered nave arcades;
chancel has double piscina, chamfered vestry door, mosaic and terrazzo floor.
Marble inlay to font and pulpit. Light shades on nave arcades were for original
electric lighting supplied by the nearby colliery. Source: Sunderland Echo
20th July 1885 p.2.
Listing NGR: NZ3421352860
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