Church of St Mary Magdalene, Broomside Lane, Belmont - County Durham (UA)

Designed by the influential Victorian architect, William Butterfield, the Church of St Mary Magdalene was consecrated in 1857. It consists of a simple nave and chancel; there are no aisles and no tower. A north porch was added in 1889 and a vestry in 1901. The external stonework at the base of the main perimeter walls is deteriorating. Funding was awarded in 2017, through the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme, to enable a programme of essential repairs to be drawn up. Those repairs are due to be completed in 2018.

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Broomside Lane, Belmont - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1159108
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene
  • Street Name: Broomside Lane
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Belmont
  • Parliamentary Constituency: City of Durham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II