CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1231690
Date first listed:
20-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, THE DENE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, THE DENE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Dalton-le-Dale
National Grid Reference:
NZ 40797 48034

Details

NZ 44 NW DALTON-LE-DALE THE DENE (South side)

4/4 Church of St. Andrew 20.2.67 II*



Church. Romanesque with mainly C13 features. Extensive restoration by C. Hodgson Fowler in 1907 when bellcote, porch and vestry were added. Snecked rubble. C20 Welsh slate roof. Aisleless nave and continuous chancel, south porch and north vestry. 2-bay chancel has pointed-arched priest's door and trefoiled low-side window in south wall; plate-tracery window in north wall to east of vestry and trefoiled low-side window to west. Buttressed east end with 3 stepped lancets in hollow-chamfered reveals. 4-bay nave has pilaster-buttressed bay divisions and tall lancets under hoodmoulds with trefoiled rear-arches. Sculptured fragments built into masonry include part of a Saxon cross-shaft and a C17 sundial. South door within porch is set in a roll-moulded pointed arch of 2 orders, shafts missing. North wall has chamfered plinth and a late Romanesque doorway of 3 orders with chevron and worn scalloped capitals, shafts missing. Single tall lancet in west end and bellcote above.

Interior: gutted and plastered. Panelled nave ceiling, shallow wagon roof to chancel; minimal wooden chancel screen. Recumbent alabaster effigy of Sir William Bowes, died 1420, in armour on decorated chest tomb, is now set against a 4-centred recess possibly for Easter sepulchre. Mutilated female effigy in front of low arch in north wall. Aumbry and trefoiled piscina in chancel south wall. Late medieval round font with floral border on replaced stem. Relief Roman numerals on north wall said to be remnants of a ray sundial.

Listing NGR: NZ4079748034

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
406877
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: 21 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01252/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr T W Henderson. Source Historic England Archive
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