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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartlepool, Hartlepool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6963 / 54°41'46"N

Longitude: -1.1826 / 1°10'57"W

OS Eastings: 452781

OS Northings: 533776

OS Grid: NZ527337

Mapcode National: GBR NG54.S9

Mapcode Global: WHD6F.T713

Plus Code: 9C6WMRW8+GX

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 March 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250263

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432544

Location: Headland, Hartlepool, TS24

County: Hartlepool

Civil Parish: Headland

Built-Up Area: Hartlepool

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Hartlepool St Hilda

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

HARTLEPOOL DURHAM STREET
NZ 5233
(west side),
Headland
8/63 Church of St. Mary
31.3.49

- II

Wrongly shown on O.S. plan as Brougham Street. Roman Catholic Church, 1850,
by J.A. Hansom (Preston). Dressed limestone with quoins at angles; Welsh
slate roof with terracotta ridge crestings. Early English style.
Disoriented, terms used are ritual. Aisled, clearstoried nave, bowed
apsidal chancel, north and north-east vestries, south chapel, and west tower
from which spire was removed c. 1945. Crypt below chancel now used as
chapel. 4-stage tower has clasping buttresses, straight parapet, corbelled
out, and vice at north-east angle. Pointed west doorway of 3 moulded
orders, the middle order having nook shafts and the inner being
trefoil-headed. Figure of Virgin in trefoil-headed gabled niche in west
face of 2nd stage; lancets with nook shafts and hoodmoulds, to north and
south faces of 2nd stage and in pairs to each face of top stage. Each face
of 3rd stage has a cinquefoil. 6-bay nave has paired, chamfered, trefoil
headed clearstorey windows. Single lancets, with hoodmoulds and carved
stops to aisles and apse. Church interior is painted. Chamfered arcade
arches on alternate round and octagonal piers. Coupled-rafter roof with 2
collar beams, wall posts, arched braces and curved angle struts to lower
beam. West gallery of 1886. Stained glass to aisle and apse windows by
Francis Barnett (York) 1851. Painted stone sedilia with cinquefoil head.
Heavily carved and ornamented marble altar with predella, tabernacle and
arcaded antependium. Alabaster communion rails and brass gates.
Tessellated pavement to centre aisle.


Listing NGR: NZ5278233777

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

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