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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 11610 37148


WOLSINGHAM THORNLEY NZ 13 NW 23/394 Church of St. Bartholomew


Parish church. Nave c.1840; chancel later C19; tower 1891. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs with stone gable copings. 3-bay nave with south-west tower; 3-bay chancel. 4-centred-arched surround to tower door with linenfold panelling under stepped drip-string. Second stage has paired louvred belfry openings with Tudor heads in square surround. Diagonal buttresses; battlemented parapet on string with Tudor flowers and corner gargoyles; slender octagonal spire has paired louvred opening in lower part and iron cross finial. Sundial between nave lancets; lower chancel has 2-light Decorated windows in bays defined by buttresses, and diagonal east buttresses. 3-light Decorated east window. Roofs have block kneelers to copings; stone cross finials; west bellcote.

Interior: plaster; ashlar chancel arch; king post nave roof ceiled above collar beams; cusped scissor-truss chancel roof. Double-chamfered 2-centred chancel arch with filleted shafts and head-stopped drip mould. 3 steps up to chancel and one to sanctuary. Filleted east sill string forms reredos cornice; brass strip above has Gothic-lettered inscription commemorating Rev. J. Elliot, died 1855. Cusped 2-centred-arched aumbry and sedilia with ball-flower stopped drip moulds. Gothic-arcaded stone communion rail has Frosterley marble shafts. C17 Frosterley marble font, on water-leaf base, probably originally from Wolsingham parish church. Mid C19 glass in strong primary colours in west, east and some chancel windows.

Listing NGR: NZ1161037148


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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: 31 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01219/05
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