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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II Listed Building in Frosterley, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7268 / 54°43'36"N

Longitude: -1.9602 / 1°57'36"W

OS Eastings: 402661

OS Northings: 536866

OS Grid: NZ026368

Mapcode National: GBR GFRS.FC

Mapcode Global: WHB3L.VGR7

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 29 June 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1231459

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406521

Location: Stanhope, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanhope

Built-Up Area: Frosterley

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Frosterley

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

STANHOPE FRONT STREET
NZ 0236
(South side, off)
Frosterley
40/197 Church of St.
Michael and
29.6.71
All Angels
GV II

Parish church. 1869 by G R Street. Dressed sandstone rubble with quoins and
ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof with stone gable copings. West tower;
nave with north aisle and north porch; chancel with north organ chamber and
vestry. Decorated style. Gabled porch has boarded door with delicate wrought-
iron hinges in 2-centred arch under flower-stopped drip-mould. Tower has roll-
moulded plinth under tall 2-light west window; 2-light, 2-centred-arched bell
openings in second stage have scalloped louvres under tracery. Corbel table
supports tall stone-flagged broach spire with 4 lucarnes. Tall weather-cock
finial. Gabled north stair-turret. Tracery in 3-light nave and 2-light aisle
windows, and in 3-light organ window; cusped 2-light windows in vestry and in
chancel; and wide square-headed sanctuary window containing tracery. Sill
string, stepped up from wide buttress at east end of nave towards sanctuary,
and down under 3-light east window flanked by buttresses. Moulded rain-water
heads; wrought-iron bars and rails with trident finials over windows.

Interior: sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; arch-braced collar truss
roof, with cusped struts above collar in nave. North arcade has 4 chamfered
roll-moulded arches on round piers with moulded capitals; west arch springs
from wall, east has mouldings continuous from pilaster. Chamfered wide chancel
arch with figure-stopped dripmould has inner corbelled moulded arch; tall tower
arch with continuous triple chamfers. All arches 2-centred. Wide organ arch.
Windows have chamfered rere arches. Chancel has 2-light north aumbry and south
sedilia with tracery; south sanctuary light. Chancel floor of medieval-style
tiles in red, black, glazed green and slip patterns; nave aisles of plain red,
black and cream tiles.


Listing NGR: NZ0266136866

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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