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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Sherburn Village
National Grid Reference:
NZ 31737 42252


SHERBURN FRONT STREET NZ 34 SW (South side) 3/78 Church of St. Mary II Parish church. 1872 by Austin and Johnson. Squared, rock-faced stone in narrow courses with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roofs. Aisled nave, south aisle continuing across west bay of chancel; chancel with organ chamber/vestry on north; tower and spire in angle between vestry and north aisle. Early English and Geometrical styles. Tall 3-stage tower: square-plan lower stage with pointed north door; small broaches at base of octagonal second stage; octagonal belfry in ashlar has trefoil-headed bell openings under linked hoodmoulds, parapet with angle pinnacles and squat spire. Tall 3-bay nave: pointed 3-light window in diagonally-buttressed west end; moulded south doorway in west bay inside aisle; small paired lancets in clerestory; steep roof with coped gables. Buttressed 4-bay south aisle with pointed doorway at west, depressed-pointed 3-light windows under hoodmoulds and pent roof. Similar 3-bay north aisle. Lower 2-bay chancel with sill string, 2-light windows on north and south and 3-light window in diagonally-buttressed east end. Steep roof with coped gable. 2-bay gable-fronted organ chamber/vestry has sill string, similar windows and steep roof. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade of hollow-chamfered, pointed arches on octagonal piers. Similar 2-order chancel arch on foliage corbels. Similar arches also to organ chamber and Lady Chapel. Trefoil-headed piscina and encaustic-tiled sanctuary floor in chancel. Nave has arch-braced king-post roof; chancel has wood barrel-vaulted roof. Organ, c.1874 by Harrison, said to be the earliest still in existence from their Durham works.

Listing NGR: NZ3173742252


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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: 19 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/14820/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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