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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: 1159384



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shincliffe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 07-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 109965

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SHINCLIFFE A 181 NZ 3041 (East side, off) Sherburn Hospital 12/84 Sherburn Hospital 28/2/52 Chapel ( formerly listed as Sherburn Hospital and Chapel in Sherburn House C.P.) II* Chapel of Sherburn Hospital. Circa 1181 nave with early C13 tower and chancel; badly damaged by fire 1864 and largely rebuilt, with added north aisle, 1868 by Austin and Johnson. Squared and dressed sandstone with graduated green slate roofs. Orientated north-west to south-east, ritual directions in description: west tower; continuous nave and chancel with north aisle. Romanesque with Geometrical Gothic tower. Broad, square, angle-buttressed 3-stage tower with restored openings. Tall lower stage with round-arched doorway on south and pointed lancets above. Blind arcades on second stage, each with 3 pointed arches: central lancet on west; colonnettes and central pair of lancets on south and north. Short top stage has blind arcades, each with 6 trefoil-headed arches on colonnettes. Restored embattled parapet on corbel table. Continuous 3-bay nave and 3-bay chancel. Nave has original south wall with flat-buttressed bay divisions and round-arched windows with sill string and continuous hoodmould. Windows have square-cut inner order and roll-moulded outer order. The rear arches have colonnettes and roll moulding which continues along sill. Restored chancel has buttresses with offsets and similar 1868 windows. Pair of small round- arched windows on east ends of chancel and aisle. Projecting eaves and a continuous, steeply-pitched roof with coped east gable. North aisle, on both nave and chancel, has off-centre buttress, chamfered round-arched windows and a steeply-pitched roof. Interior. South wall of chancel contains a double piscina, with damaged foliage capitals on squat shafts, and 3-seat sedilia with original jambs; both with restored trefoil-headed arches. 1868 north arcade of pointed arches. Small brass in sanctuary floor inscribed: THOMAS LEAVER PREACHER TO KING EDWARD THE SIXTE. HE DIED IN JULY 1577. C19 braced king-post roofs. (C.W. Gibby, Sherburn Hospital, 1976).

Listing NGR: NZ3085841581

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Books and journals
Gibby, C W , Sherburn Hospital, (1976)

National Grid Reference: NZ 30858 41581


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