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Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade II Listed Building in Shadforth, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7659 / 54°45'57"N

Longitude: -1.4698 / 1°28'11"W

OS Eastings: 434212

OS Northings: 541352

OS Grid: NZ342413

Mapcode National: GBR LF5B.LB

Mapcode Global: WHD5X.DGBQ

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 14 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159782

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110030

Location: Shadforth, County Durham, DH6

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Shadforth

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Shadforth and Sherburn

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 34 SW
(East side)
7/39 Church of
St. Cuthbert


Parish church. 1834-40 by Thomas Jackson, died 1840, completed by his son
George. Consecration stone dated 1841 set in boiler-house lintel. Chancel
rebuilt 1889-91 by Hicks and Charlewood; one-bay west extension of nave
probably 1917 by Caroe. Coursed squared limestone, and rubble east nave
wall, with plinth and sandstone ashlar dressings; additions and alterations
of coursed squared limestone with similar plinth and dressings. Welsh slate
roof with stone gable copings. Nave with south porch; chancel with north
vestry. Double boarded doors in 2-centred-arched surround in gabled porch
with side buttresses. 3-bay nave has paired lancets in bays defined by tall,
shallow buttresses, their coping extending to corbel table. Tall gabled
buttresses between single lancets of 3-bay chancel. Clasping buttresses at
corners. Sill strings, stepped to triple stepped east lancets, continue
round buttresses. West lancets stepped over small west chamber with stepped
parapet over shouldered south door and 3 rectangular west windows; west
basement door to boiler room has re-used consecration stone. Roof has gabled
west bellcote with fleur-de-lys finial; cross finials to nave and chancel.
Block kneelers to steeply-pitched chancel roof.

Interior shows painted plaster with crenellated dado and ashlar dressings;
carved wood frieze to roof with king-post on collar; 2 strutted braces from
wall to rafter, and rafter to collar. Panelled chancel roof. Large double-
chamfered chancel arch and organ arch.

Brass panel in chancel commemorates insertion of 2 windows in nave, and
flooring of chancel in marble, in 1926; floor now boarded over. Monuments
include marble slab in nave to first rector, R.B.C. Blenkinsopp, signed
W.T. Hale, 448 Edgware Road, London W. Early C20 font with round stone bowl,
incised lettering on rim, of high quality. In vestry, carved wood font cover
dated 1896, and painted panel concerning building in 1839 and provision of

Source: H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840,
1978, p.449.

Listing NGR: NZ3421241352

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