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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: 1120740



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Croxdale and Hett

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-May-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 07-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 109938

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CROXDALE AND HETT CROXDALE HALL NZ 2737 17/57 Church, 50 metres 10/5/67 north-east of Croxdale Hall (formerly listed as Croxdale Hall Chapel in Sunderland Bridge C.P.) I Disused church. Late C11-early C12 nave; late C12-early C13 chancel, altered in C14 and C15; mainly early C19 windows. Squared sandstone rubble in narrow courses. Pantiled nave roof and felted chancel roof. Aisleless nave and chancel. Nave: Norman south doorway has probably original door and iron hinges in form of central cross with strap below and large C-hinge with strap above. Doorway has alternating jambs and long thin impost blocks with worn, possibly dogtooth, moulding. Badly-worn semicircular, monolithic tympanum, thought to contain relief carving of the Tree of Life, set in round arch of 2 square-cut orders. 2 large C19 south windows with 4-centred heads: window at west blocked but retaining rear arch; window at east with fixed 12-pane light. Restored lancet in west end with blocked pointed window above. Probably C16 blocked, round- arched north doorway with thin chamfered arris, blocked window above door; C19 window and tall probably C13 lancet to east. Steeply-pitched roof with stone-coped gables. Rebuilt gabled west bellcote with twin pointed bell openings and small pinnacles flanking gable. Lower, narrower 2-bay chancel has C19 window on south, pointed 3-light east window, with curvilinear tracery, under hoodmould and old brick lateral stack on north. Low-pitched roof hidden by low parapet with chamfered coping. Plain, plastered interior with all furnishings removed. Nave: Two circular stone fonts lying on side; small roughly-arched opening, possibly stoup, in north wall; box-pews reused as dado; renewed roof trusses. Late C12 semicircular chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders, under hoodmould to nave, has inner order on keeled responds with moulded bases and capitals. Chancel: square chamfered opening, possibly aumbry, in south wall; probably C15 oak roof with 3 heavy adzed and cambered tie beams, ridge piece and purlins. Derelict at time of survey. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2740137913

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 7 Cleveland Part 13 Durham Part 41 Tyne and Wear,

National Grid Reference: NZ 27404 37912


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