St John the Baptist, Market Place

St John the Baptist, Market Place, St John's Chapel, Upper Weardale, County Durham DL13 1QQ View on map

Unusual Georgian church built 1752 on site of medieval chapel. Chancel extended, gallery removed and pews replaced 1881-3 (Architect Ewan Christian). Organ probably by Nicholson of Newcastle about 1850. Window by Ballantine of Edinburgh about 1858.


  • Grant Recipient: St John's PCC
  • Contact for access: Mrs D M Sutcliff
  • 01388537287

Opening Arrangements

31st March - 15th August: Saturday and Wednesday 10am - 4pm.


Road: A689, the main road through the Dales, passes through the Market Place. Rail: Bishop Auckland or Durham (25 miles) Bus: No 101 Stanhope to Cowshill

Parking Spaces


Spaces in the Market Place and side roads near the church. One space immediately outside church gates

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes