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Church of St Francis of Assisi

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3146 / 55°18'52"N

Longitude: -2.3627 / 2°21'45"W

OS Eastings: 377074

OS Northings: 602336

OS Grid: NT770023

Mapcode National: GBR C6YZ.8P

Mapcode Global: WH8ZC.PP24

Plus Code: 9C7V8J7P+RW

Entry Name: Church of St Francis of Assisi

Listing Date: 10 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239732

Location: Rochester, Northumberland, NE19

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Rochester

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Horsley with Byrness

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NT 70 SE
8/72 Church of St.
Francis of Assisi
10.11.51 (formerly listed as
Byrness Church)


Parish church. 1796. Restored, gothicized and chancel partly rebuilt 1884
by F.R. Wilson.

Ashlar with stone slate roof. Nave, chancel, west baptistry/vestry, north
porch and west bellcote.

Two-bay nave has gabled porch to right; round-headed doorway with keystone
and impost blocks. C18 round-headed nave windows with C19 Decorated tracery.
One-bay chancel with 2-light Decorated east window. Gabled roofs with flat
coping. Round-arched bellcote with ball finial.

Interior: inner doorway dated 1796. Otherwise all of 1884. Double-chamfered
chancel arch rising from corbels bearing colonettes with waterleaf capitals.
South window of 1903 commemorating the men, women and children who died during.
the construction of the reservoir at Catcleugh; an adjacent brass plate
records the names of 64 persons who died between 1891 and 1904. Canted timber
ceiling with arched braces on stone corbels and false hammerbeams bearing
crosses. Sanctuary has fine encaustic tiles with geometric patterns and
symbols of the Evangelists.

Listing NGR: NT7707402336

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