Church of St Mary, Rokeby, Rokeby - County Durham (UA)

Former parish church, consecrated in 1778 with the chancel added in 1877. It stands on high ground within Rokeby Park (registered grade II*) and just 30 metres from the relentless A66. The building has been subject to multiple instances of heritage crime leading to water ingress. Discussions are underway about its future.

Church of St Mary, Rokeby, Rokeby - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1121673
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Rokeby
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bishop Auckland
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*

Contact Details

Kate Wilson 0191 269 1221

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England