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Middlesbrough (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 54025 14031


NUNTHORPE CHURCH LANE, NZ 51 SW (5414) north side.

6/102 Church of St. Mary. 23.6.66 G.V. II. Church 1924/26 by Temple Moore and Leslie T. Moore. Dressed sandstone with double-chamfered plinth. Plain clay tiled roofs. Cruciform with tower over crossing; south and west porches and clerestoried chancel with aisles. Early English style. Clasping buttresses and buttresses between bays. 2-stage squat tower has paired louvred bell openings and watershoots in spandrels, in slightly-recessed upper stage. Corbelled embattled parapet. Gabled west porch has 4 steps up to double-chamfered opening, under trefoil-headed niche holding figure of Virgin and Child. 2-bay nave has single and paired lancets; 3 lancets in west end. Slit vents above plinth in nave, transepts, and chancel aisles. South transept has 5 stepped lancets and pent east porch with Caernarvon-headed doorway under partly- blind trefoil-headed window. North transept has 3 stepped lancets under relieving arch, and slightly-projecting gabled stair turret at north-east angle, with slit windows and stack at angle. 3-bay chancel has paired clerestorey windows and tall lancet at right in south wall. 5 stepped lancets at east end. Corner stone in south-east buttress inscribed and dated 1924. 2-bay south aisle with lancets. 3-bay north aisle with square- headed windows and off-centre Caernarvon-arched boarded and studded door. All windows have original iron grilles. All openings have chamfered surrounds under hoodmoulds. INTERIOR : west porch has stone barrel roof and benches. Boarded and studded west double doors under flat arch. Double hollow-chamfered tower arch on short conjoined shaft responds, on corbels. Similar transept and chancel arches on round responds, with moulded capitals and bases. Chancel arcades have stop-chamfered square piers and continuous hoodmoulds. Caernarvon-arched door in blind east bay of north arcade. oak arcade screens, 1942, by Thompson (Kilburn). Barrel roofs in nave and transepts, with arch-braced ties and moulded wall plates. Chancel has queenpost roof trusses with arch-braced ties and curved queen struts to purlins. Wainscoting to sill height in nave and transepts. Plain oak benches. Panelled decagonal oak pulpit with dogtooth-moulded muntins, on short round colonnette. Plain circular font. Caernarvon-headed 4-bay sedilia and piscina. An important local landmark, occupying prominent position on high ground amid fields.

Listing NGR: NZ5402514031


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

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05752/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Bradley. Source Historic England Archive
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