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Ruins of Old Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Brignall, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.505 / 54°30'18"N

Longitude: -1.8822 / 1°52'55"W

OS Eastings: 407724

OS Northings: 512196

OS Grid: NZ077121

Mapcode National: GBR HJ9B.9V

Mapcode Global: WHC5Y.11Z6

Entry Name: Ruins of Old Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111658

Location: Brignall, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Brignall

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text


6/69 Ruins of old
Church of St. Mary


Former parish church. Probably C13, remodelled in C18; largely demolished
1833 when new church (q.v.) was built. Squared rubble with cut quoins and
dressings. The church consisted of nave, chancel and north vestry; all that
survives are the east gable and more ruinous side walls of the chancel.

East end shows remains of two narrow square-headed lights in chamfered
surrounds, replaced by C18 window with pointed arch; traces of smaller square-
headed light in gable. South wall shows one chamfered jamb of a medieval
window, lower jambs of a blocked door, and remains of low-side window;
north wall has jambs of vestry door, probably C18.

Interior: chamfered band below east windows; internal lintels of older windows,
and sill of gable light, are re-used cross slabs. Piscina on south with
pointed arch and broken bowl; bowl of another set in blocking of south door.
Recess,perhaps aumbry, on north.

In romantic setting by River Greta; the subject of paintings by Turner and

In poor condition and deteriorating at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ0772412196

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

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