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Latitude: 54.8289 / 54°49'44"N
Longitude: -1.5621 / 1°33'43"W
OS Eastings: 428231
OS Northings: 548317
OS Grid: NZ282483
Mapcode National: GBR KDJL.MR
Mapcode Global: WHC4B.ZWBG
Entry Name: Former Chapel North of Harbour House
Listing Date: 23 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120959
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109383
Location: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth, County Durham, DH3
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Kimblesworth
Church of England Diocese: Durham
KIMBLESWORTH AND PLAWSWORTH HOLMHILL LANE
NZ 24 NE
(East side, off)
7/40 Former Chapel north
of Harbour House
Former manorial chapel. Possibly C13 with C17 alterations. Coursed rubble;
roof covering removed. Small rectangular-plan chapel aligned east-west.
Single storey; divided into 3 bays by C19 roof structure. Large squared quoins
and c.l.O-metre thick walls. C19 doorway, and lintel of a C17 2-light mullioned
window with wide inner splay, in south wall. Blocked lancet, without head but
with wide inner splay, in west gable end. Featureless north wall. East gable
end has collapsed. Small square opening, possibly an aumbry, on inner wall of
west gable end.
Ruinous at time of survey.
Historical notes: Licensed for the saying of Masses in 1432 by Bishop Langley;
Ralph Corby, one of the Catholic English Martyrs, worshipped here c.1632-44; a
trefoiled-headed lancet and a piscina were removed in mid C19. Probably the
only surviving private manorial chapel in the County.
(R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatinate of Durham,
Listing NGR: NZ2823148317
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