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Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanley, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8571 / 54°51'25"N

Longitude: -1.7049 / 1°42'17"W

OS Eastings: 419042

OS Northings: 551403

OS Grid: NZ190514

Mapcode National: GBR JDJ8.PN

Mapcode Global: WHC48.S5BV

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 21 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439552

Location: Stanley, County Durham, DH9

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanley

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Stanley and South Moor

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(West side)
South Moor
7/193 Church of St.George
Parish church. 1897 by J.W. Thompson. Thinly-rendered sandstone rubble with
plinth, quoins and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with red ridge tiles and
stone gable copings. Nave with south porch and north transept vestry; chancel
with north organ chamber and porch. Gabled south porch has triple-chamfered
2-centred arch, with wide moulded stops; boarded double doors with elaborate
hinges; gable coping, roll moulded gable finial and moulded kneelers. Chamfered
lancet windows, paired in nave, in alternate-block surrounds; 3-light west
window with flat bar tracery, under gabled bellcote; plate-traceried 5-light
east window. Buttresses with offsets define nave bays. Doors in vestry and
north porch in similar style to south door. Steeply-pitched roof has stone
cross finial.
Interior: painted plaster over boarded dado and panelled chancel dado; panelled
boarded roof, with stencil patterns in chancel; wide 2-centred chamfered chancel
arch, and paired transept arches, with boarded screen to vestry. Glass includes
window in south aisle 1923 by Baguley; south chancel windows Sts. Mary, George
and Michael, the Michael of high quality. Octagonal stone font; very high
quality pews throughout, the 1937 gift of subscribers named on west wall plaque,
by Thompson of Masham; thick, square-ended adze-dressed oak, with simple
alternate-chiselled decoration on ends; mouse carved in three places. Ogee
oak font cover also by Thompson of Masham.

Listing NGR: NZ1904251403

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

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