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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 29124 40746


SHINCLIFFE HIGH STREET NZ 2940 (North side, off) 14/95 Church of St. Mary II Parish church. 1851 by George Pickering, spire added 1871 by Walter and Robson. Squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof. West tower with spire, nave with north aisle and south porch, chancel with organ chamber and vestry on north. Early English style. 3-stage, angle-buttressed tower with shouldered north doorway, trefoil-headed lancets, pointed 2-light bell openings and Lombard frieze below spire. Tall octagonal broach spire with large lucarnes at base and smaller lucarnes set higher up. Buttressed 4-bay nave with pointed north door in porch, lancets under hoodmoulds, carved gutter brackets and a steep roof with coped gables. Similar aisle with sill string and pent roof. Lower and narrower, buttressed 2-bay chancel: sill string and 2 lancets in each bay; east end has clasping buttresses and 3 stepped lancets; steep roof with coped east gable. Gabled porch has moulded pointed doorway with outer order on colonnettes. Organ chamber under pent roof. Slightly lower vestry with shouldered north door, pointed 2-light east window and pent roof with truncated stack. Interior: Aisle arcade has double-chamfered, pointed arches on cylindrical piers with moulded octagonal bases and capitals. Similar chancel arch on keeled responds. Arch-braced king-post roofs to nave and chancel. Good early C20 woodwork including chancel screen, stalls and pulpit. C19 octagonal stone font with foliage carving.

Listing NGR: NZ2912440746


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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: 18 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03805/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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