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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 14350 16873



5/61 Church of St.Andrew 14.9.66 I

Parish church. Mid C13, restored 1848 by John Dobson. Mid C13 sandstone rubble with roughly-dressed quoins; mid C19 dressed sandstone; renewed Welsh slate roofs. South-west tower, nave with south aisle and south porch, chancel with north vestry. Transitional and Early English style.

Tower of 1848 in two stages: buttressed square-plan base and octagonal belfry; spirelet of sandstone flags with ball finial. Nave mainly rebuilt 1848: 4 bays with chamfered plinth; south aisle has 2 stepped buttresses and 4 lancets under individual hoodmoulds; north wall has medieval stonework, 3 restored lancets and a blocked door at west end; mid Cl9 west front has 2 lancets with vesica above and stepped clasping left buttress with pinnacle. Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables with shaped kneelers. Mid C13 2-bay chancel of large proportions; 2 lancets to each bay; chamfered plinth and sill band with Cl9 buttress division on south wall; left bay of south wall has blocked priest's door under shouldered lintel and narrow round-headed window above with roll moulding. East end has 2 stepped clasping buttresses, low central buttress and 3 stepped lancets. Low- pitched roof has coped gables with shaped kneelers. South porch of 1848 has pointed arch of 2 orders with attached colonnettes. North vestry of 1848 has east door under shouldered lintel.

Interior: Nave has south aisle arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches under hoodmoulds; keeled responds; cylindrical pier with octagonal base and moulded circular cap divides eastern bays; second bay from west is a section of solid wall; arch-braced roof of 1848. Chancel: continuous roll moulding at same height as external sill band is raised over blocked priest's door; pointed double- chamfered chancel arch of 1848; piscina in south wall is a cusped, trefoil-headed niche with chamfered arris, roll moulding, nutmegornament and a broken stop; round rear-arches to lancets; King-post roof of 1848.

Fittings: choir stalls have C17 carved poppyhead bench ends; font, possibly C14 and later re-cut, is circular bowl on cylindrical shaft with low relief of fighting dragons, tracery and flower motifs round rim.

Monuments: fragment of cross-head (possibly pre-Conquest); large medieval grave cover with foliated cross at west end of nave; 3 brasses in floor; early C18 oval marble memorial tablet, in pedimented aedicule, to the parents of Peter Lancaster, Rector, in south wall of chancel.

Listing NGR: NZ1435216877


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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: 16 Jun 2003
Reference: IOE01/10946/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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