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Latitude: 54.505 / 54°30'18"N
Longitude: -1.8822 / 1°52'55"W
OS Eastings: 407724
OS Northings: 512196
OS Grid: NZ077121
Mapcode National: GBR HJ9B.9V
Mapcode Global: WHC5Y.11Z6
Entry Name: Ruins of Old Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 12 January 1967
Last Amended: 28 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121693
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111658
Location: Brignall, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Brignall
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
NZ 01 SE BRIGNALL
6/69 Ruins of old
Church of St. Mary
Former parish church. Probably C13, remodelled in C18; largely demolished
1833 when new church (q.v.) was built. Squared rubble with cut quoins and
dressings. The church consisted of nave, chancel and north vestry; all that
survives are the east gable and more ruinous side walls of the chancel.
East end shows remains of two narrow square-headed lights in chamfered
surrounds, replaced by C18 window with pointed arch; traces of smaller square-
headed light in gable. South wall shows one chamfered jamb of a medieval
window, lower jambs of a blocked door, and remains of low-side window;
north wall has jambs of vestry door, probably C18.
Interior: chamfered band below east windows; internal lintels of older windows,
and sill of gable light, are re-used cross slabs. Piscina on south with
pointed arch and broken bowl; bowl of another set in blocking of south door.
Recess,perhaps aumbry, on north.
In romantic setting by River Greta; the subject of paintings by Turner and
In poor condition and deteriorating at time of survey.
Listing NGR: NZ0772412196
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