History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Two Grave Covers Against South Wall of Nave of Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirk Merrington, County Durham

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 54.6775 / 54°40'38"N

Longitude: -1.595 / 1°35'41"W

OS Eastings: 426213

OS Northings: 531454

OS Grid: NZ262314

Mapcode National: GBR KG9C.H1

Mapcode Global: WHC53.GPQJ

Entry Name: Two Grave Covers Against South Wall of Nave of Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112250

Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Spennymoor

Built-Up Area: Kirk Merrington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Merrington

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

(North side)
Kirk Merrington

6/43 (inset)

Two grave covers
against south wall
of nave of Church
of St. John the



Two grave covers c.2 and 6 metres east of south porch. Late C12 or early C13.
Sandstone ashlar. Coped slabs c.1.5 metres long, with carving resembling
overlapping planks; ridges end in slots for uprights at each end, and have
circular cross-head termini at each end. The second also has drilled holes
in end sockets.

Source: P.F. Ryder, The Medieval Cross Slab Grave Cover in Co. Durham, Durham
1985, p.101.

(Architectural and Archaeological Society of Northumberland and Durham,
Research Report No. 1).

Listing NGR: NZ2621331454

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

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.