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Church 50 Metres North East of Croxdale Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Croxdale and Hett, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7354 / 54°44'7"N

Longitude: -1.5759 / 1°34'33"W

OS Eastings: 427404

OS Northings: 537912

OS Grid: NZ274379

Mapcode National: GBR KFFP.M8

Mapcode Global: WHC4X.R7RK

Entry Name: Church 50 Metres North East of Croxdale Hall

Listing Date: 10 May 1967

Last Amended: 7 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109938

Location: Croxdale and Hett, County Durham, DH6

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Croxdale and Hett

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Croxdale

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 2737
17/57 Church, 50 metres
10/5/67 north-east of
Croxdale Hall
(formerly listed
as Croxdale Hall
Chapel in Sunderland
Bridge C.P.)
Disused church. Late C11-early C12 nave; late C12-early C13 chancel, altered
in C14 and C15; mainly early C19 windows. Squared sandstone rubble in narrow
courses. Pantiled nave roof and felted chancel roof. Aisleless nave and
Nave: Norman south doorway has probably original door and iron hinges in form
of central cross with strap below and large C-hinge with strap above. Doorway
has alternating jambs and long thin impost blocks with worn, possibly dogtooth,
moulding. Badly-worn semicircular, monolithic tympanum, thought to contain
relief carving of the Tree of Life, set in round arch of 2 square-cut orders.
2 large C19 south windows with 4-centred heads: window at west blocked but
retaining rear arch; window at east with fixed 12-pane light. Restored lancet
in west end with blocked pointed window above. Probably C16 blocked, round-
arched north doorway with thin chamfered arris, blocked window above door;
C19 window and tall probably C13 lancet to east. Steeply-pitched roof with
stone-coped gables. Rebuilt gabled west bellcote with twin pointed bell
openings and small pinnacles flanking gable. Lower, narrower 2-bay chancel
has C19 window on south, pointed 3-light east window, with curvilinear tracery,
under hoodmould and old brick lateral stack on north. Low-pitched roof hidden
by low parapet with chamfered coping.
Plain, plastered interior with all furnishings removed. Nave: Two circular
stone fonts lying on side; small roughly-arched opening, possibly stoup, in
north wall; box-pews reused as dado; renewed roof trusses. Late C12
semicircular chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders, under hoodmould to nave,
has inner order on keeled responds with moulded bases and capitals. Chancel:
square chamfered opening, possibly aumbry, in south wall; probably C15 oak
roof with 3 heavy adzed and cambered tie beams, ridge piece and purlins.
Derelict at time of survey. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2740137913

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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