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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1025420



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Sunderland

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Jul-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 303220

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NZ35SW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING ST. AIDAN'S ROAD (South side) 4/64 New Herrington.

Church of St. Aidan


Parish church, 1885-6 by H. Morton of South Shields. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings; graduated Scottish slate roof. Nave, north and south aisles, north porch; chancel with north and south porches. Early English style. North front: chancel porch has semi-circular drip-mould over large 6-foil window in chamfered stone surround above paired lancets; aisle a straight-headed door, one lancet and 3 paired lancets; north porch pointed arch to door has 4 chamfers and drip mould; clerestory. 3 stepped lancets to each bay under drip string. Cross and vane finials. Interior: brick with sandstone ashlar dressings: 5-day double-chamfered nave arcades; chancel has double piscina, chamfered vestry door, mosaic and terrazzo floor. Marble inlay to font and pulpit. Light shades on nave arcades were for original electric lighting supplied by the nearby colliery. Source: Sunderland Echo 20th July 1885 p.2.

Listing NGR: NZ3421352860

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Sunderland Echo' in 20 July, (1885), 2

National Grid Reference: NZ 34213 52860


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