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Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
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NZ 38739 56983



NZ35NE HYLTON ROAD 920-1/4/126 (South side) Church of St Mark


Parish church. 1872. By Joseph Potts & Son; major benefactor James Hartley, glassmaker. Snecked stone with ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roof, with fishscale bands on chancel, stone gable copings and bellcote. Chancel with apse, N vestry and S organ chamber, aisled nave with transepts, N and W porches, clerestory W of transepts. Early English style. EXTERIOR: low E apse has 3 lancets. All doors boarded with elaborate hinges in shafted surrounds with flower stopped dripmoulds over 2-centred arches. N door, under gable with fleur-de-lys finial, set in pent porch between prominent buttresses against N transept which rise to gable, framing 4 cusped lights over porch and cusped six-foil roundel in shafted panel in gable peak. Single lights flank porch and buttresses. W paired doors have similar treatment with 3 buttresses, a large window over each door, and a roundel in pointed arched panel in gable flanked by 2-light W aisle windows with plate tracery. Shafts have stiff-leaf capitals. Windows are cusped lancets, paired in aisles and stepped in 3-light vestry and clerestory windows. Low wide pent aisle roofs W of transepts, low wide transept roofs, gabled vestry, stone cross finial on E nave gable,and high gabled W bellcote with cusped bell arch between shafts supporting gabled kneelers. INTERIOR: painted plaster and painted ashlar with ashlar dressings, arch-braced collar and king post roof on chevron-moulded corbels. 4-bay nave and transept arcades have wide 4-centred arches with recessed chamfers on round piers with crocket capitals. High pointed chancel arch. N transept has arcaded rerearch to 4 lights over porch. Segmental-headed rerearches to all windows. Perpendicular reredos, tiled chancel floor, painted Gothic stone pulpit with brass and wrought-iron rail, similar Communion rail, shaped pew ends,and flagged floor in nave. Stained glass includes high quality St George in N porch. (Corfe T and Milburn G: Buildings and Beliefs: Sunderland: 1984-: 15).

Listing NGR: NZ3873956983


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Corfe, T, Milburn, G, Buildings and Beliefs, (1984), 15


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: 14 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01201/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr B.G. Carroll. Source Historic England Archive
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