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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade I Listed Building in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8424 / 54°50'32"N

Longitude: -1.4693 / 1°28'9"W

OS Eastings: 434181

OS Northings: 549857

OS Grid: NZ341498

Mapcode National: GBR LD5F.PY

Mapcode Global: WHD5J.DKL4

Plus Code: 9C6WRGRJ+W7

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Last Amended: 15 July 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303174

Location: Houghton, Sunderland, DH4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Houghton

Built-Up Area: Houghton-le-Spring

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Houghton-le-Spring

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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7/18 Church of St. Michael
26.4.50 and All Angels
(formerly listed as
G.V. St Michael's Church)

Parish church. Late C12 and C13 chancel; C14 nave arcades and west wall;
C15 and C19 vestries; C19 aisles, porch, upper-stage of tower. Alterations
to tower probably by Hardwick. Sandstone; roof of Westmorland slate. 4-bay
nave, north and south aisles and south porch; 2-bay transepts; chancel with
south vestry and a second south-east vestry of 2 storeys. Buttresses diagonal
to chancel and tower, angle to transepts and nave. Pinnacled tower of 2
stages; crenellations to vestry; steep-pitched roofs have overlapping stone
coping to nave gable, flat to chancel and transepts. Interior : 4-bay nave
arcades have double-chamfered arches and 8-shaft columns with fillets. 6-bay
chancel has small round-headed door in north wall with tympanum, 8 lancet
windows on south. Octagonal font. Monuments in south transept: chest tomb
of Bernard Gilpin, died 1583, with strapwork decoration and arms; brass to
Margery Bellasis - her children, kneeling - died 1587; wall tomb with C13
effigy of knight; and another effigy of a knight. Grave slabs in floor
have arms of Ralph Carr of Cocken Hill died 1709; of Nicholas Conyers High
Sheriff of Durham died 1686. Source: Proceedings of the Society of
Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, series 3, volume V, 45-62

Listing NGR: NZ3418649853

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