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Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade II Listed Building in Low Etherley, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6497 / 54°38'58"N

Longitude: -1.7455 / 1°44'43"W

OS Eastings: 416519

OS Northings: 528315

OS Grid: NZ165283

Mapcode National: GBR JG7P.X0

Mapcode Global: WHC57.5D2B

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 30 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111376

Location: Etherley, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Etherley

Built-Up Area: Low Etherley

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Etherley

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 12 NE
(West side)
High Etherley
5/11 Church of
St. Cuthbert


Parish church. 1832, probably by William Ramshaw, for Bishop van Mildert;
restored, and chancel rebuilt, 1866-7 by J. Ross of Darlington. Thin courses
of squared sandstone rubble; chancel pecked coursed squared sandstone; ashlar
dressings and plinth. Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. Nave with
west tower; chancel with north vestry and organ chamber. Chancel Decorated
style. 2-stage tower has Tudor-arched south door, with studded battens, in
double-chamfered surround under dripmould; arms of Bishop van Mildert above;
round-headed double-chamfered belfry louvre over clock in second stage; corbelled
flat-coped parapet. 2-bay nave has label moulds over tall windows with 2 round-
headed lights; similar west window. Decorated tracery in 2-centred-arched
windows of 2-bay chancel, and 3-light east window; head-stopped dripmoulds.
Coped buttresses with offsets define bays; angle buttresses at east and to
first stage of tower. Steeply-pitched chancel roof with moulded kneelers and
stone cross finials; tower has tall wind vane of scrolled wrought iron.

Interior: painted plaster with boarded dado; ashlar dressings in chancel;
low-pitched panelled nave roof on bracketed tie beams; panelled chancel roof
on large leaf and angel corbels; panelled tower ceiling. Head-stopped dripmould
over 2-centred chamfered chancel arch without capitals; naturalistic capitals
and corbels on shafts in inner arch; foliage-stopped dripmould over organ arch
to north of chancel arch; wide organ arch and shouldered vestry door in chancel.
Chamfered round tower arch. Stone-flagged floors in square-and-diamond pattern,
and some tiles in same style, at west end; Gothic-style tiled floor in chancel.
1867 panelled pews with shaped ends; poppyheads on choir stalls. Side altar
from St. Luke's, Darlington, with reredos re-using C17 panelling from Brancepeth
church. Glass includes 1979 west window by Septimus Waugh; chancel windows
commemorate Henry Stobart, coalowner, died 1866. Octagonal stone font gift
from Bishop Thorpe.

Source: P. Kilmister, Etherley Parish Church. St. Cuthbert, 1982.

Listing NGR: NZ1651928315

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