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Two Grave Covers Against South Wall of Nave of Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Spennymoor, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6775 / 54°40'38"N

Longitude: -1.595 / 1°35'41"W

OS Eastings: 426213

OS Northings: 531454

OS Grid: NZ262314

Mapcode National: GBR KG9C.H1

Mapcode Global: WHC53.GPQJ

Entry Name: Two Grave Covers Against South Wall of Nave of Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112250

Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Spennymoor

Built-Up Area: Kirk Merrington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Merrington

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ 23 SE SPENNYMOOR FRONT STREET
(North side)
Kirk Merrington

6/43 (inset)

Two grave covers
against south wall
of nave of Church
of St. John the
Evangelist

GV

II

Two grave covers c.2 and 6 metres east of south porch. Late C12 or early C13.
Sandstone ashlar. Coped slabs c.1.5 metres long, with carving resembling
overlapping planks; ridges end in slots for uprights at each end, and have
circular cross-head termini at each end. The second also has drilled holes
in end sockets.

Source: P.F. Ryder, The Medieval Cross Slab Grave Cover in Co. Durham, Durham
1985, p.101.

(Architectural and Archaeological Society of Northumberland and Durham,
Research Report No. 1).


Listing NGR: NZ2621331454

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