CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1160398
Date first listed:
28-Oct-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Brignall
National Grid Reference:
NZ 07257 12313

Details

NZ 01 SE BRIGNALL BRIGNALL VILLAGE

6/76 Church of St. Mary

GV II

Parish Church, 1833-4 by R. Dawson, replacing old church (q.v.); remodelled 1892. Rough-faced stone with roughly-tooled quoins; tooled-and-margined ashlar plinth, buttresses and dressings. Stone slate roof. Plan: rectangular "preaching box" with narrower west tower. Free C13 style.

3-stage west tower: chamfered plinth and set-backs between stages; stepped angle buttresses to lower stage. 3 steps up to double boarded doors on west, in double-chamfered arch with hoodmould. Tall belfry stage with double lancets; string below embattled parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. Body of church has chamfered plinth, and chamfered string below embattled parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. On north 3 windows, each of 3 lancets under one arch, with hoodmoulds; similar central window on south. East end has chamfered set-back below lancet triplet with moulded rings on jamb shafts, linked hoodmould and flanking pointed niches with hoodmoulds. Above is a C15 slab brought from Mortham, with IHS enclosed by riband inscribed 'Soli deo honor et gloria', under hoodmould. Stepped gable with cross fleury finial. 2 spiral-fluted rainwater heads.

Interior: Plastered. Furnishings largely late C19: carved rood screen with cusped panels and integral pulpit; similar screens enclosing choir and sanctuary. Panelled dado. Panelled ceiling with carved bosses, and arch braces on stone corbels. Re-cut C13 font has circular bowl on shaft of 6 attached columns with dog-tooth ornament between, and moulded base. East window glass 1892 by Kempe: Crucifixion with Virgin and St. John. In tower a C13 graveslab, with 6-arm cross, from old church site.

Listing NGR: NZ0725712313

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
111665
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 03 Nov 2006
Reference: IOE01/15605/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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