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Sherburn Hospital Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shincliffe, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7682 / 54°46'5"N

Longitude: -1.5219 / 1°31'18"W

OS Eastings: 430858

OS Northings: 541581

OS Grid: NZ308415

Mapcode National: GBR KFT9.9J

Mapcode Global: WHC4R.LDHY

Entry Name: Sherburn Hospital Chapel

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Last Amended: 7 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109965

Location: Shincliffe, County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Shincliffe

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 3041
(East side, off)
Sherburn Hospital
12/84 Sherburn Hospital
28/2/52 Chapel ( formerly
listed as Sherburn
Hospital and
Chapel in Sherburn
House C.P.)
Chapel of Sherburn Hospital. Circa 1181 nave with early C13 tower and chancel;
badly damaged by fire 1864 and largely rebuilt, with added north aisle, 1868
by Austin and Johnson. Squared and dressed sandstone with graduated green
slate roofs. Orientated north-west to south-east, ritual directions in
description: west tower; continuous nave and chancel with north aisle.
Romanesque with Geometrical Gothic tower.
Broad, square, angle-buttressed 3-stage tower with restored openings. Tall
lower stage with round-arched doorway on south and pointed lancets above.
Blind arcades on second stage, each with 3 pointed arches: central lancet on
west; colonnettes and central pair of lancets on south and north. Short top
stage has blind arcades, each with 6 trefoil-headed arches on colonnettes.
Restored embattled parapet on corbel table. Continuous 3-bay nave and 3-bay
chancel. Nave has original south wall with flat-buttressed bay divisions and
round-arched windows with sill string and continuous hoodmould. Windows have
square-cut inner order and roll-moulded outer order. The rear arches have
colonnettes and roll moulding which continues along sill. Restored chancel
has buttresses with offsets and similar 1868 windows. Pair of small round-
arched windows on east ends of chancel and aisle. Projecting eaves and a
continuous, steeply-pitched roof with coped east gable. North aisle, on both
nave and chancel, has off-centre buttress, chamfered round-arched windows and
a steeply-pitched roof.
Interior. South wall of chancel contains a double piscina, with damaged
foliage capitals on squat shafts, and 3-seat sedilia with original jambs;
both with restored trefoil-headed arches. 1868 north arcade of pointed arches.
Small brass in sanctuary floor inscribed: THOMAS LEAVER PREACHER TO KING
EDWARD THE SIXTE. HE DIED IN JULY 1577. C19 braced king-post roofs.
(C.W. Gibby, Sherburn Hospital, 1976).

Listing NGR: NZ3085841581

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