Church of St Anne, Market Place, Bishop Auckland - County Durham (UA)

Church of 1846-8 by William Thompson, on the site of a medieval chapel. Tall aisled nave with clerestory windows, gabled south porch and distinctive west belfry. Chancel with organ chamber and vestry. A first phase of repairs to the north roof slopes was completed in 2015 through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme. Funding to enable a second phase of repairs to the south roof slopes, and to areas of high-level stonework, is being pursued. The site is located in the Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone.

Church of St Anne, Market Place, Bishop Auckland - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST ANNE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1292201
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Anne
  • Street Name: Market Place
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Bishop Auckland
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bishop Auckland
  • 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, CA