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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II Listed Building in Witton Gilbert, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8021 / 54°48'7"N

Longitude: -1.636 / 1°38'9"W

OS Eastings: 423498

OS Northings: 545304

OS Grid: NZ234453

Mapcode National: GBR KD0X.MC

Mapcode Global: WHC4H.VK4J

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 10 May 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110042

Location: Witton Gilbert, County Durham, DH7

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Witton Gilbert

Built-Up Area: Witton Gilbert

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Witton Gilbert

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

WITTON GILBERT CHURCH LANE
NZ 24 NW
(South end)
1/51 (inset) Church of St.
10/5/67 Michael and
All Angels
GV II

Chapel dependant on St. Oswald's, Durham until it became parish church in
1423. C12; 1859-60 north nave wall and chancel by T. Austin. Coursed squared
sandstone with plinth and ashlar dressings; roof of Welsh slate with stone
gable copings. Nave with north aisle and west porch; chancel with north
vestry. Gabled porch has double boarded doors in 2-centred-arched surround
under dripmould; stone cross finial; small round-headed windows in returns.
C12 inner doorway has round-headed surround with broach-stopped chamfers.
South elevation of similar date 4 bays, with partly-blocked round-headed
door, in slightly-chamfered surround,in secondbay; paired round-headed
windows in first bay, and single window in third, have similar surrounds;
tall 2-light C14 window in fourth bay has cusped tracery under label mould.
Large buttress defines chancel, which has one slender round-headed window.
Large blocks on this elevation, with some narrower courses. Large east window
C14 with cusped intersecting tracery. North aisle has blocked door, and
paired and single windows, in C12 style. Small medieval grave cover with
incised cross set over west aisle window. Cl9 west six-foil window set in
nookshafts under chamfered arch and dripmould; double-arched gabled bellcote.
Stone cross finials on steeply-pitched roof.

Interior: painted plaster over boarded dado, ashlar dressings; arch-braced
roof, on C19 stone corbels, with collars and small king posts. C19 north
arcade of 3 double-chamfered arches with octagonal capitals to round piers on
moulded plinths; scallop capitals on end corbels. Similar chancel arch on
moulded corbels. Trefoil-headed piscina. South chancel window has geometric
glass of 1858; other windows late C19 and early C20. Jacobean-style carved
wood pulpit on stone plinth. Norman octagonal bowl font on Frosterley 'marble'
pedestal. Monuments include classical white marble on black mount signed
G. Green, Newcastle, to Rev. R. Richardson, died 1839.


Listing NGR: NZ2349845304

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