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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Seaham, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8416 / 54°50'29"N

Longitude: -1.3621 / 1°21'43"W

OS Eastings: 441065

OS Northings: 549827

OS Grid: NZ410498

Mapcode National: GBR LDXG.X6

Mapcode Global: WHD5L.1KNQ

Plus Code: 9C6WRJRQ+J5

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 14 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407597

Location: Seaham, County Durham, SR7

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Seaham

Built-Up Area: Seaham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: New Seaham

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Description

NZ 44 NW SEAHAM STATION ROAD
(North side)

4/39 Christ Church


II

Parish church. 1857 by P.C.Hardwick for Frances Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry.
South aisle added 1862. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings and steeply-pitched
Welsh slate roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, south porch and north vestry. Gothic
Revival style with Geometrical tracery.

Chamfered stone plinth. 4-bay nave has angle-buttressed west end with 5-light
window in double-chamfered reveal. Tall, 2-stage bellcote with 3 lancets surmounted
by cross. Aisles have groups of 2 and 3-light trefoil-headed lancets. Projecting
gabled south porch has flanking stepped buttresses, doorway in pointed arch of 3
orders under hoodmould and group of 3 quatrefoils under pointed hoodmould in gable.
Slightly lower, single-bay chancel has diagonally-buttressed east end with 5-light
window under pointed hoodmould. Projecting north vestry has 3-light window with
stepped, trefoil-headed lancets.

Interior: spacious; nave arcade has 3 chamfered, pointed arches on octagonal piers
with moulded caps and bases, smaller pointed arch at west end; waggon roof to nave
has closely spaced braces; tall double-chamfered, pointed chancel arch on 3
clustered columns with moulded semicircular-plan cap; panelled barrel roof to
chancel.


Listing NGR: NZ4106549827

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