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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopton, Darlington

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5851 / 54°35'6"N

Longitude: -1.4364 / 1°26'11"W

OS Eastings: 436521

OS Northings: 521247

OS Grid: NZ365212

Mapcode National: GBR LHDF.T4

Mapcode Global: WHD6W.X05T

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 20 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185897

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350376

Location: Bishopton, Darlington, TS21

County: Darlington

Civil Parish: Bishopton

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Stockton Country Parish

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

BISHOPTON HIGH STREET
NZ 3621 (East side)

13/18 Church of St. Peter
20/3/67

II

Parish church. Probably C13; largely rebuilt and north aisle and tower added
1846-7 by Sharp and Paley. Coursed sandstone rubble with C19 red sandstone
dressings; dressed limestone late medieval east bay of chancel; graduated green
slate roofs. Tower on west end of north aisle; nave with north aisle; chancel
with north organ chamber (former vestry). Mid C19 lancets and Geometrical
traceried windows.

3-stage, diagonally-buttressed tower: polygonal stair turret on south-west
corner; pointed windows and 2-light bell openings; medieval grave-slab fragment
and cusped niche built into west face; embattled parapet. Mid C19 buttresses
on nave and chancel. 3-bay nave: chamfered plinth; 3-light window in diagonally-
buttressed west end; mainly 2-light windows, medieval grave slab and large
diamond-shaped wall sundial (dated 1776 and inscribed FUGIT HORA) on south;
steep roof with coped gables. Lower and narrower 2-bay chancel with lancets:
2 dedication crosses and 3 stepped lancets on diagonally-buttressed east end;
steep roof with coped east gable. North aisle has mid C19 shouldered doorway
and pent roof. Organ chamber has low-pitched pent roof.

Plain, plastered interior. In nave: C13 font (octagonal bowl on cylindrical
stem) with C17 wood steeple cover; 1811 Hutchinson wall monument on south; mid
C19 3-bay north arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches on cylindrical piers.
Tall, chamfered mid C19 chancel arch; an original C13 trefoil-headed lancet in
wall to north of arch. 1889 Caen stone and marble reredos. Mid C19 roofs:
nave with 4 braced-collar trusses; chancel with 2 similar trusses.


Listing NGR: NZ3652121247

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