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Statutory Address:

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Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Middleton St. George
National Grid Reference:
NZ 34849 12391


MIDDLETON ST. GEORGE CHURCH LANE NZ 31 SW (North side) Middleton One Row

8/54 Church of St. Lawrence


Parish church. 1871 by J.P. Pritchett; early C20 combined Vicar's and Choir vestry. Squared rock-faced sandstone in narrow courses with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs. Aisleless nave with porch on south, original vestry (now kitchen) on north and choir/vicar's vestry added on west end; tower with spire in south-east angle between nave and chancel; chancel with organ chamber on north. Geometrical-style tracery.

Tower of 3 stages: angle-buttressed lower stage with trefoil-headed lancets and pointed east doorway; short second stage with cut-back corners; octagonal belfry with trefoil-headed bell openings under hoodmoulds; tall octagonal stone spire. Nave: angle-buttressed west end with large sexfoil window and truncated stack; 4-bay south side has chamfered plinth, sill string, 2-light windows under hoodmoulds with headstops and roll-moulded pointed doorway, with red sandstone colonnettes, inside gabled porch with similar doorway and trefoiled lancets on returns. Blocked 4-bay arcade of pointed arches with inserted 2-light windows on north side (a north aisle was intended but never built). Lower and narrower 2-bay chancel: similar details and large 3-light pointed east window. Very steeply-pitched roofs with coped gables. North vestry has pointed north doorway and pent roof. Organ chamber similar. Flat-roofed 4-bay choir/vicar's vestry has lancets and pointed doorway on south.

Plain and plastered interior: tall pointed chancel arch, outer order chamfered, inner order with 3 roll mouldings on squat responds. 1957 stained glass window by L.C. Evetts in north wall in memory of Rev. P.W. Francis. 4 arch- braced scissor trusses in nave roof; panelled barrel roof in chancel.

Listing NGR: NZ3484912391


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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 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/14657/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Bradley. Source Historic England Archive
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