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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Horden, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.763 / 54°45'46"N

Longitude: -1.3144 / 1°18'51"W

OS Eastings: 444214

OS Northings: 541110

OS Grid: NZ442411

Mapcode National: GBR MF8C.7D

Mapcode Global: WHD5Z.SJ9Z

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109434

Location: Horden, County Durham, SR8

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Horden

Built-Up Area: Peterlee

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Horden

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 44 SW HORDEN BLACKHILLS ROAD
(North side)

2/22 Church of St. Mary
the Virgin

II

Parish church. 1913 by J.D. Potts and Son. Textured concrete blocks and
graduated green slate roof. Cruciform plan: aisleless nave with western narthex
and flanking vestries; north and south transepts with crossing tower; chancel
with south chapel and north organ chamber and vestry. Gothic style with lancets
and Geometrical-tracery windows. Tall chamfered plinth;tall stepped buttresses
with gablets divide recessed bays with eaves corbel tables. 5-bay nave has
paired lancets; west end has single-storey narthex with 3 lancets, canted corners
with pointed-arched doorways and gabled projecting vestries with paired 2-light
windows; gabled twin bellcote. 2-bay transepts have clasping buttresses and
paired 3-light windows with vesica above in gabled north and south faces; pointed-
arched doorways to western returns. Broad square crossing tower has 3 lancets
to each face and buttressed bay divisions; pyramidal roof has slightly-swept
corbelled eaves. 2-bay chancel has taller apsidal east end with buttressed bays,
each with a single lancet, except for blank centre bay; elaborate Lombard frieze
at eaves. 2-bay south chapel has paired lancets and a 2-light plate-tracery
window to east return. 2-storey organ chamber has chimney on east gable and
lower square vestry to east. Roofs, of moderate pitch, have large shaped kneelers
and coped gable parapets.

Interior has walls of red engineering brick with stone dressings; crossing tower
supported on low, moulded pointed arches; large octagonal stone pulpit and font
flanking west end of chancel; west end of each transept has glazed internal
porch; panelled, slightly-pointed wagon roofs with exposed tie beams.


Listing NGR: NZ4421441110

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