Church of St Hilda, High Street, Hartlepool Headland, Headland - Hartlepool (UA)

Built around 1200 on the site of a C7 monastery, incorporating the remains of an early-C12 church. The church includes many Saxon and medieval architectural fragments and has undergone several re-designs, being fully restored between 1925 and 1932. It is on an exposed site near the sea. The tower has structural issues that are under investigation and many windows require repair. The building has been the subject of heritage crime. Funding for repairs is being explored following an unsuccessful bid in 2017 to the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme.

Church of St Hilda, High Street, Hartlepool Headland, Headland - Hartlepool (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST HILDA
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1263355
  • Local Planning Authority: Hartlepool (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Hilda
  • Street Name: High Street
  • Locality: Hartlepool Headland
  • 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 I, CA

Contact Details

Kate Wilson 0191 269 1221

Next steps

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