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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1263522



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


District: Hartlepool

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Greatham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 432123

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GREATHAM WEST ROW NZ 4927 12/32 Church of St. John the Baptist. 16.11.67

-- II*

Church, late C12 nave arcades, nave of c.1792 in earlier materials; chancel and easternmost bay of nave, of 1855/56 in Decorated style by J.P. Pritchett to designs of J. Middleton; clearstoreys of 1869 by R.J. Withers; vestry and organ chamber of 1881; tower of 1909 by C. Hodgson Fowler; all on Anglo Saxon foundation. Dressed, snecked limestone; dressed limestone to tower; Welsh slate to nave roof; other roofs of Lakeland slate. Aisled and clearstoried nave, lower chancel, north-east organ chamber, south-east vestry, north-west porch and west tower. 3-stage tower with slender clasping buttresses and embattled parapet. Sculptured figure in niche to 2nd stage on north face. 5-bay nave and 2-bay chancel have Early English style windows, with plate tracery to aisles and chancel; circular quatrefoil windows to clearstorey. 4 bays of nave arcades are C12 with circular piers; westernmost bays are mid C19 with octagonal piers; all have pointed double-chamfered arches with exception of 2nd and 4th bays of north aisle which have double chevron moulding facing nave. Pre-Reformation altar mensa of Frosterley marble, on 2 early eleventh century baluster shafts. Pre-Reformation, Frosterley marble, circular font bowl on shaft and moulded base. Built into north wall of north aisle are fragments of sculptured masonry of C8 to C12. 2 bells cast in 1837. V.C.H., Durham, Vol. 3, 1928, pp. 245-246.

Listing NGR: NZ4923127502

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Durham, (1928)

National Grid Reference: NZ 49231 27502


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