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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade I Listed Building in Hart, Hartlepool

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Latitude: 54.7088 / 54°42'31"N

Longitude: -1.2713 / 1°16'16"W

OS Eastings: 447048

OS Northings: 535107

OS Grid: NZ470351

Mapcode National: GBR MFKZ.KT

Mapcode Global: WHD66.FXV1

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 16 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432125

Location: Hart, Hartlepool, TS27

County: Hartlepool

Civil Parish: Hart

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Hart

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 43 NE
(off east side)
1/34 Church of St. Mary

-- I

Church, having Anglo Saxon nave, C12 north arcade, chancel arch and tower; C13
south aisle, C15 north aisle and piers and responds of north arcade and
chancel arch; south arcade and porch of c.1600; chancel of 1806. Restored in
late C19, 1927/34 and 1977/80; roofs renewed c.1930. Squared random limestone
rubble, coursed to chancel, south aisle and tower; squared quoins. Late C20
stainless steel nave roof; Lakeland slate to chancel and porch roofs. Nave
with aisles, south porch, chancel and west tower. Tower of 3 stages with
chamfered step-backs has c.1800 straight parapet stepped out at eaves and ogee
angle finials. Louvred rectangular belfry openings to west and south faces;
other tower openings are lancets. C13 and C15 windows in east and west walls
of nave; other windows altered 1806 and in late C19. Round-headed south
doorway of 2 moulded orders. Coved cornice below straight aisle parapets;
angle and diagonal buttresses. Gabled porch has segmental-arched doorway with
double hollow chamfer. Carving of St. George and Dragon of c.1500 to south
face of chancel. Off-centre semi-circular tower arch has roll mouldings,
impost bands and nook shafts. 2-bay north arcade has semi-circular
triple-chamfered arches; 4-bay, slightly pointed double-chamfered south arcade.
Both arcades have octagonal piers and responds with moulded caps and bases.
North face of north arcade has remains of Anglo-Saxon window in spandrel,and
mask rafter corbels. Semi-circular chancel arch of 3 chamfered orders on
½-octagonal responds. Remains of Anglo-Saxon arch in wall above, and
contemporary opening higher above. Window in north aisle has stained glass of
c.1898 by K. Ayll & Co., (Leeds). Square C12 font with angle shafts and plain
sides. Octagonal C14 font has figures and emblems of saints, the Crucifixion
and Resurrection, in panels around the bowl, and figures of saints in ogee
niches in the stem; putti heads at angles of plinth. Pre-Reformation altar
mensa. Monument of c.1783 on south wall of chancel, possibly of Coade stone,
painted: aedicule with reeded pilasters, broken pediment and flaming urns as
acroteria. Saxon sundial, fragments of grave slabs and other carved stones in
north-west corner of nave, below pulpit, and built into west wall. C13 piscina
in south aisle. 6 carved masks built into porch walls. V.C.H., Durham, Vol.
3, 1928, pp. 259-62.

Listing NGR: NZ4704735107

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