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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 16174 52598


NZ 15 SE STANLEY NORTH ROAD (West side) Annfield Plain 7/190 Church of St.Thomas 19/7/50 (Formerly listed as St Thomas Church, Hare Law)

Parish church. 1840 by G. Jackson. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. Nave with south porch; chancel with north organ chamber and vestry. Early English style. Steeply-gabled porch contains moulded 2-centred shafted arch with recessed chamfered surround to boarded double doors; deep gable coping has roll-moulded finial. Lancet windows, mostly paired in 3-bay nave, have drip moulds and sill string, stepped to sill of 3 stepped east lancets in lower set-back chancel, and continuing around chamfered coped buttresses, clasping at corners and with octagonal spirelets on east and west corners. 3 stepped west lancets. Stone angelus cross. Trefoils in nave gable peaks. Interior: painted plaster with ashlar dressings above boarded dado; panelled chancel dado and reredos; roof trusses have queen and king posts and roll- moulded corbels; chancel has collared trusses on similar corbels. 2-centred chancel arch with chamfered inner arch on roll-moulded corbels; richly moulded corbels support organ arch; pierced panel in west organ chamber wall. Diagonally-boarded west gallery on cast iron columns. East window second world war memorial by George Cooper Abbs. Octagonal stone font with pierced ogee cover, the gift of Dr. A. Thorp of Durham. White and black marble monument of Thomas and Mary Fenwick, died 1850 and 1856, with open book and anchor in low relief. C20 west addition of hall not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1617452598


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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 May 2000
Reference: IOE01/00649/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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