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Hylton Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Castle, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9229 / 54°55'22"N

Longitude: -1.4425 / 1°26'32"W

OS Eastings: 435832

OS Northings: 558826

OS Grid: NZ358588

Mapcode National: GBR V2N.1D

Mapcode Global: WHD54.TJ9F

Plus Code: 9C6WWHF5+42

Entry Name: Hylton Chapel

Listing Date: 25 February 1949

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391435

Location: Castle, Sunderland, SR5

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: North Wearside

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/4/55 (East side (off))
25/02/49 Hylton Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Hylton Chapel)


Founded C12 (first chaplain 1157). Present structure c1400
with alterations C16, repairs C18. Chancel and part of nave
with transepts. Chamfered plinth. 2-bay chancel has large
5-light perpendicular E window, diagonal E buttresses, and
part of C13 keeled shaft re-used in buttress stump on S side.
Big canted transepts with 3 lights in all 5 sides except E
with plinth and sill and hood strings. One-bay nave has west
elevation with blocked high round C16 arch; within this a
lower C18 round-headed door with Gibbs surround below 3-light
mullion and transom window with cusping. Heraldic devices
probably of second half of C16 within and outside this arch,
flanked by shallow pilasters of same moulding as arch,
probably reused, to low-pitched gable. Roof removed.
INTERIOR: shows early C15 piscina and N and S blocked doors to
chancel; blocked, square headed mullioned window in S chancel
wall; high round C16 arches to transepts.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(Official Handbooks: Morley BM: Hylton Castle, Tyne and Wear:
London: 1979-).

Listing NGR: NZ3584058825

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