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Latitude: 55.3146 / 55°18'52"N
Longitude: -2.3627 / 2°21'45"W
OS Eastings: 377074
OS Northings: 602336
OS Grid: NT770023
Mapcode National: GBR C6YZ.8P
Mapcode Global: WH8ZC.PP24
Entry Name: Church of St Francis of Assisi
Listing Date: 10 November 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1044835
English Heritage Legacy ID: 239732
Location: Rochester, Northumberland, NE19
Civil Parish: Rochester
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Horsley with Byrness
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NT 70 SE
8/72 Church of St.
Francis of Assisi
10.11.51 (formerly listed as
Parish church. 1796. Restored, gothicized and chancel partly rebuilt 1884
by F.R. Wilson.
Ashlar with stone slate roof. Nave, chancel, west baptistry/vestry, north
porch and west bellcote.
Two-bay nave has gabled porch to right; round-headed doorway with keystone
and impost blocks. C18 round-headed nave windows with C19 Decorated tracery.
One-bay chancel with 2-light Decorated east window. Gabled roofs with flat
coping. Round-arched bellcote with ball finial.
Interior: inner doorway dated 1796. Otherwise all of 1884. Double-chamfered
chancel arch rising from corbels bearing colonettes with waterleaf capitals.
South window of 1903 commemorating the men, women and children who died during.
the construction of the reservoir at Catcleugh; an adjacent brass plate
records the names of 64 persons who died between 1891 and 1904. Canted timber
ceiling with arched braces on stone corbels and false hammerbeams bearing
crosses. Sanctuary has fine encaustic tiles with geometric patterns and
symbols of the Evangelists.
Listing NGR: NT7707402336
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