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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Ryhope, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8704 / 54°52'13"N

Longitude: -1.3627 / 1°21'45"W

OS Eastings: 440996

OS Northings: 553031

OS Grid: NZ409530

Mapcode National: GBR LDX3.SW

Mapcode Global: WHD5D.1VC5

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391578

Location: Sunderland, SR2

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Ryhope

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Ryhope

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


920-1/7/259 (North East side)
Church of St Paul


Parish church. 1868-73. By TC Ebdy; chancel and N aisle 1920.
First build rock-faced snecked limestone with rock-faced
sandstone quoins and ashlar dressings; second build sandstone
ashlar; ashlar-coped plinth throughout; Welsh slate roof first
build, Lakeland slate roof second build, both with stone gable
copings. Chancel with N vestry and S organ chamber; nave with
N aisle and S transept, tower and aisle.
EXTERIOR: stepped, coped angle buttresses of first build
project more. All windows of first build have alternate-block
jambs and steeply-sloping sills. 3 E lancets with roundel
above in gabled chancel with Lombard frieze on N and S
elevations over paired lancets, continuing along 5-bay N
aisle. S transept has high 3-light window with geometric
tracery; block-stopped dripmould under gable with stone cross
finial. Adjacent 3-stage tower has 2 orders of nookshafts to
roll-moulded pointed arch over double panelled door and soffit
panel with low-relief cross; raised straight-pointed dripmould
has block finial and stops; similar but smaller dripmoulds
over 2 small lancet slits flanking clock above; sill and
impost strings to paired tall belfry lancets, louvres renewed,
with nookshafts and roll-moulded arches; cornice and pyramidal
roof. Left return of tower has wide stepped buttress in front
of square projection with high plinth reducing to
octagonal-plan stair turret. Turret has pointed arcaded string
to top slits below hipped stone roof against tower. Clerestory
quatrefoils over S aisle with paired lancets. W nave gable has
paired 2-light W windows with cusped quatrefoil tracery and
small roundel in gable peak under stone cross finial; pent S
aisle has paired cusped W lancets; gabled N aisle has triple
cusped lights.
INTERIOR shows shouldered arch in tower porch to stair turret.
5-bay arcades, the N of chamfered pointed arches on tall round
piers with octagonal capitals; the S arcade includes 2 arches
to transept and has short round piers with alternately round
and square capitals and double-chamfered pointed arches, one
chamfer hollow. Chancel arch and arcade ends rest on paired
corbelled shafts. Arch-braced collar and kingpost roof on
stone corbels; S aisle has transverse arch to tower.
Glass includes high quality W window to WN Taylor, d.1875,
with Old Testament figures; and S aisle W end high quality by
Bacon Bros (signed 3 bees and triangle) with yellow stain. N
aisle second window memorial with a portrait figure to 2nd.
Lieut. Bell, D.L.I., d.1917, signed J Eadie Reed. Rood screen
and painted carved reredos wood with perpendicular tracery;
octagonal stone font.
(Corfe T and Milburn G: Buildings and Beliefs: Sunderland:
1984-: 38; Date information from vicar).

Listing NGR: NZ4099653031

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