Church of St Mary, Durham Street, Hartlepool, Headland - Hartlepool (UA)

Designed in 1850 by the architect JA Hansom, St Mary's church has a west tower (from which a spire was removed c1945) and a bowed apsidal chancel. The external limestone walls are displaying numerous problems, including multiple vertical fractures at the west end of the building, some pockets of deep erosion, open joints, internal powdering and inappropriate cement repairs which are failing. Funding is being pursued as part of a site-wide strategy that includes the repair of the adjoining Presbytery and a neighbouring property.

Church of St Mary, Durham Street, Hartlepool, Headland - Hartlepool (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1250263
  • Local Planning Authority: Hartlepool (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Brougham Street
  • Locality: Hartlepool
  • County: Tees Valley
  • Unitary Authority: Hartlepool (UA)
  • Parish: Headland
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hartlepool
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA