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Church of St Mark

A Grade II Listed Building in Millfield, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9061 / 54°54'21"N

Longitude: -1.3973 / 1°23'50"W

OS Eastings: 438739

OS Northings: 556983

OS Grid: NZ387569

Mapcode National: GBR V9D.5H

Mapcode Global: WHD55.HYT9

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ43+C3

Entry Name: Church of St Mark

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391502

Location: Millfield, Sunderland, SR4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Millfield

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Millfield St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/4/126 (South side)
Church of St Mark


Parish church. 1872. By Joseph Potts & Son; major benefactor
James Hartley, glassmaker. Snecked stone with ashlar
dressings, Welsh slate roof, with fishscale bands on chancel,
stone gable copings and bellcote. Chancel with apse, N vestry
and S organ chamber, aisled nave with transepts, N and W
porches, clerestory W of transepts. Early English style.
EXTERIOR: low E apse has 3 lancets. All doors boarded with
elaborate hinges in shafted surrounds with flower stopped
dripmoulds over 2-centred arches. N door, under gable with
fleur-de-lys finial, set in pent porch between prominent
buttresses against N transept which rise to gable, framing 4
cusped lights over porch and cusped six-foil roundel in
shafted panel in gable peak. Single lights flank porch and
buttresses. W paired doors have similar treatment with 3
buttresses, a large window over each door, and a roundel in
pointed arched panel in gable flanked by 2-light W aisle
windows with plate tracery. Shafts have stiff-leaf capitals.
Windows are cusped lancets, paired in aisles and stepped in
3-light vestry and clerestory windows. Low wide pent aisle
roofs W of transepts, low wide transept roofs, gabled vestry,
stone cross finial on E nave gable,and high gabled W bellcote
with cusped bell arch between shafts supporting gabled
INTERIOR: painted plaster and painted ashlar with ashlar
dressings, arch-braced collar and king post roof on
chevron-moulded corbels. 4-bay nave and transept arcades have
wide 4-centred arches with recessed chamfers on round piers
with crocket capitals. High pointed chancel arch. N transept
has arcaded rerearch to 4 lights over porch. Segmental-headed
rerearches to all windows. Perpendicular reredos, tiled
chancel floor, painted Gothic stone pulpit with brass and
wrought-iron rail, similar Communion rail, shaped pew ends,and
flagged floor in nave. Stained glass includes high quality St
George in N porch.
(Corfe T and Milburn G: Buildings and Beliefs: Sunderland:
1984-: 15).

Listing NGR: NZ3873956983

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