This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 2061 SE WHICKHAM CHURCH CHARE (east end) Whickham.
16/117 1.2.50 Church of St. Mary
G.V. II Parish church. C12 nave,C13 aisles, C14 porch and tower; porch sundial dated 1651; 1819 restoration by Dobson; 1860-62 restoration, and addition of second north aisle, vestry and organ chamber and new roof, by Salvin.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and plinth; roof of graduated Lakeland slate with stone gable copings; stone slate roof to porch.
West tower with north stair turret; aisled nave with south porch and second north aisle; 2 north aisles to chancel. Low diagonal and south buttresses to tower with plate-traceried 3-light west window; upper stages have lancet windows beneath paired shouldered bell openings and battlemented parapet; clock dial on south. Plate tracery also to west windows of aisles and to 2-light pointed windows of first and third bays of south aisle; bar tracery to 4-light window in fourth bay and 3-light in east end of aisle with buttress between 3rd and 4th bays and diagonal buttresses. 2nd north aisle has plate tracery to 2-light pointed windows under 4 gables separated by large gargoyles. 4-bay chancel has priets' door under round drip-mould in third bay; round-headed windows under corbel table in first, second and fourth, and 3-light arcaded east window, with clasping buttresses and one low east buttress. Interior: slight chamfers to round-arched 4-bay nave arcades with simple leaf capitals; original south arcade has guttae to capitals. Slight chamfer also to rebuilt round chancel arch on scalloped-capitalled half columns.
Listing NGR: NZ2097261359
© Mr Edmund Martin. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Martin, Edmund
Rights Holder: Martin, Edmund
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