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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Stamfordham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0426 / 55°2'33"N

Longitude: -1.8818 / 1°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 407653

OS Northings: 572011

OS Grid: NZ076720

Mapcode National: GBR HB94.D5

Mapcode Global: WHC37.2J65

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 28 April 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238894

Location: Stamfordham, Northumberland, NE18

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Stamfordham

Built-Up Area: Stamfordham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Stamfordham

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 0772 (West side)

28/408 Church of St. Mary


Parish church. Possibly Saxon quoins at west end of nave, also blocked Saxon,
early Romanesque arch in west wall of tower. Elsewhere C13, extensively
restored 1847 by Benjamin Ferrey. Squared stone and ashlar with fish-scale
tile roof. Tower, nave with aisles, chancel and vestry.

Tower: 3 storeys. Small lancets on ground and 1st floor; paired-lancet bell
opening with roll-moulded surround and central column with waterleaf capital.

4-bay nave with 2 lancets to each bay. Buttresses between the bays. The
detail all of 1847.

3-bay chancel is more clearly of re-used C13 masonry. The plinth, priests'
door and string are Ferrey's but the windows seem original (cf. interior).
East end has 3 stepped lancets.

North vestry has picturesque tall octagonal chimney with pyramidal cap.

Interior: porch has 3 medieval grave covers and part of C15 tomb with 2 angels
bearing shield. Round rere-arches to tower lancets. Arcade of double-chamfered
arches re-cut but original; the octagonal piers are replacements. West piers
have heavily-restored stiff-leaf capitals. West responds and slightly-ogival
tower arch are original. Chancel arch and east responds have triple-shafted
corbels. Chancel windows with roll-moulded surrounds, and east window with
multi-.moulded surround. Trefoiled piscina. Chancel south side: segmental
niche with effigy of knight; north side segmental niche with dogtooth and
effigy of priest. Also in chancel half a C13 effigy of knight, wall tablet to
Dixon family 1721 and later, with coat of arms. North aisle: John Swinburne,
1653; large standing monument with Baroque carving in the style of Capheaton
Hall. South aisle: part of C14 relief of the crucifixion built into east wall;
also a painted cartouche to Wm. Akenside, and Sam his son, 1776.

Listing NGR: NZ0765272009

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