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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanley, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8733 / 54°52'23"N

Longitude: -1.6956 / 1°41'44"W

OS Eastings: 419629

OS Northings: 553213

OS Grid: NZ196532

Mapcode National: GBR JDL2.PV

Mapcode Global: WHC42.XRQX

Plus Code: 9C6WV8F3+8P

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 1 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469307

Location: Stanley, County Durham, DH9

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanley

Built-Up Area: 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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1809/7/10004 CHURCH OF ST ANDREW


Church. 1876-7, tower added 1931. Designed by J G Holt of Manchester. Rock faced stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with ashlar coped gables. Original chancel, nave, north aisle and south porch with tower added over chancel with organ chamber and vestry added either side. Chamfered plinth and continuous sill band. West front has large 4-light pointed arch window to nave with lattice tracery and small roundel above. West end of north aisle has slightly set back narrower gable to left with between an octagonal bellcote which projects with open octagonal arcaded lantern topped with octagonal stone spire. Below slightly projecting doorway with pointed arched opening with deeply set narrow pointed doorway, and 2-light deeply set window with geometrical tracery .
N orth aisle has three 3-light pointed arch windows with geometric tracery , projecting later organ loft beyond has single 3-light window with perpendicular tracery .
South side has projecting gabled porch to west with diagonal buttresses and coped gable with kneelers and finial. T o right 2 pairs and a single 2-light pointed arch windows with reticulated tracery .Projecting vestry to east has similar 3-light window.
Massive square west tower with angle buttresses and octagonal stair turret attached to centre of south face. East face has large 5-1ight pointed arch window with reticulated tracery and above a tiny niche. Bell stage has 3 flat headed louvred openings and a clock to each face. Above stepped battlements with decorative arcading, topped with thin octagonal stone spire.
INTERIOR has 4 bay nave arcade to north with double chamfered arches and cluster columns with stiffleaf capitals, and single similar arch beyond to choir. Panelled wooden roof with curved arch trusses, chancel has flat wooden roof. Original wooden pews, octagonal stone font with wooden cover, ornate octagonal wooden pulpit on stone base. Fine wooden choir screen with broad central arch and 3 narrower flanking arches. Wooden choir stalls, altar rail and reredos. East bell tower has steel bell frame with brass bells and reinforced concrete spire.

Listing NGR: NZ1962953213

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