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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 15134 53457


NZ 15 SE STANLEY A 692 (North side) Dipton 7/130 Church of St. John II Parish church. 1885-6 by Oliver and Leeson; mason William Foster, Durham. Some restoration of south transept roof and addition of vestry after fire. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings, plinth and quoins; roof of purple, green and blue slates with stone gable copings. Early English style. Nave with south porch; transepts; crossing tower; chancel with south vestry and north boiler room and organ chamber. Gabled porch has wide-chamfered open 2-centred arch under dripmould; side buttresses; 2- and 3-light windows in nave and transepts, stepped 5-light west window and east windows, all in 2- centred-arched panels; sill string, stepped to west window; west end buttresses and one nave buttress. Tower has paired 2-light windows with plate tracery under moulded corbel table and roll-moulded stepped battlemented parapet; high hipped roof with wrought-iron weather-cock. Interior: painted plaster with ashlar dressings; arch-braced collared roof trusses on stone corbels. Wide 2-centred arches at crossing, plain chamfered plaster to nave and transepts; chancel arch chamfered ashlar with similar inner corbelled arch, on stop-chamfered responds with impost string. Chamfered 2- centred rerearches to all windows. Sill string; in chancel, stepped to form drip over transept door to vestry; mask-stopped drip over vestry door in chancel. Plain glass in geometric patterns and simple colours. Octagonal Gothic-style stone font. First World War memorial plaque. Source: Dipton and Collierly Parish Magazine, April, May and June 1855.

Listing NGR: NZ1513453457

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.


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Books and journals
'Dipton and Collierly Parish Magazine' in April, (1885)
'Dipton and Collierly Parish Magazine' in May, (1885)
'Dipton and Collierly Parish Magazine' in June, (1885)
War Memorials Register, accessed 16 August 2017 from


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: 01 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/05547/22
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