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Church of St Margaret of Antioch

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7758 / 54°46'33"N

Longitude: -1.5799 / 1°34'47"W

OS Eastings: 427121

OS Northings: 542406

OS Grid: NZ271424

Mapcode National: GBR KFD6.RS

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.P7W3

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret of Antioch

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110157

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Margaret of Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW,

CROSSGATE (South side)

Church of St. Margaret of Antioch




Parish church. C12, C14 and C15 with C19 widening of north aisle and other
alterations. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; C19 work coursed
squared sandstone and ashlar. Roof concealed by parapets. Stone-flagged roofs
to porches. West tower with south-east stair turret; aisled nave and chancel;
north and south porches; north vestry. 3-stage tower has three offsets; 2-light
2-centred west window; small square chamfered windows in second stage on north
and south sides; elliptical-headed 2-light belfry openings; renewed battlements
and large corner pinnacles. Porches, the north C19 and the south with C19 front,
have Tudor-arched doors in moulded surrounds under gables; statue of St. Margaret
in niche on north. 2-light Perpendicular-traceried windows in north aisle;
2-light Decorated windows in south nave aisle under renewed 4-centred-arched
2-light clerestory windows; 2-light square-headed windows in chancel clerestory
above Perpendicular aisle windows. C19 east window and east aisle window of five
and three lights; small cusped lancet east window in vestry. North aisle west window
of two arched lights resited from east end. One small round-headed window in west
bay of south clerestory.

INTERIOR: painted plaster with ashlar dressings; roof has moulded tie beams on
brackets; short king posts. 4-bay arcades, the south lower, with round columns;
scalloped capitals on south, except easternmost which has stiff-leaf with face,
and chamfered arches; the north has taller columns supporting round arches of two
orders under dripmould. Slightly misshapen round chancel arch of two orders, the
inner shafted and the outer without capitals. South chancel aisle has very wide
arch of three hollow chamfers, the north a lower arch of two orders, both without
capitals. C12 window in north chancel. Two aumbrys on north. Tower has
quadripartite vault and high 2-centred arch. Memorials include large slab with
eroded coat of arms to Sir John Duck Bart, and members of his family to 1695.

Listing NGR: NZ2712042408

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