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Roman Catholic Church of St Augustine

A Grade II Listed Building in Park East, Darlington

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Latitude: 54.5239 / 54°31'26"N

Longitude: -1.5598 / 1°33'35"W

OS Eastings: 428586

OS Northings: 514382

OS Grid: NZ285143

Mapcode National: GBR KJK4.32

Mapcode Global: WHC5X.0KH7

Plus Code: 9C6WGCFR+H3

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Augustine

Listing Date: 24 July 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352132

Location: Park, Darlington, DL3

County: Darlington

Electoral Ward/Division: Park East

Built-Up Area: Darlington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Darlington Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Roman Catholic Church


Roman Catholic Church. 1825-7. Originally designed by Ignatius Bonomi, 1865
enlarged and remodelled by Joseph Hanson, 1899 enlarged again. Ashlar with
ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with ashlar coped gables and kneelers, plus cross
finials. Rusticated quoins and chamfered plinth. 4-bay nave, with narrower
2-bay chancel, all under the same roof. West end has a pair of tall, 3-light
mullion and transom windows with shallow pointed arch heads and trefoil
tracery. Between is a pointed arch niche with an elaborate crocketted
surround. Above a louvred pointed opening. The north wall has 4 tall 3-light
mullion and transom windows with shallow pointed arch heads and trefoil tracery
to the nave, and 2 shorter similar 3-light windows to the chancel. The east
chancel wall is blank. The south wall of the chancel also has two 3-light
windows plus a low single storey vestry in front. The south nave wall has 3
tall, 3-light mullion and transom windows with shallow pointed arch heads with
trefoil tracery. The westernmost window is partly obscured by a single storey
porch, which has a pair of short lancets and a pointed and chamfered doorway
with double plank doors. Beyond to the west is an octagonal stone tower, with a
tall lancet to each alternate face and above a bellcote with a single lancet to
each face; the whole is topped by a short octagonal spire with lucarnes.
Interior: the nave has a large western gallery supported on iron columns. A
plain collar beam roof with arched braces. The chancel has elaborately carved
roof panels. The fittings are largely c.1899 with an elaborated carved and
painted reredos.
Source: The Darlington Catholics: A history up to 1866 by G Wild.

Listing NGR: NZ2858614382

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