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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List Entry Number: 1159741



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: County Durham
District Type: Unitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-May-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110157

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NZ 2742 SW, 14/108


Church of St. Margaret of Antioch




Parish church. C12, C14 and C15 with C19 widening of north aisle and other alterations. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; C19 work coursed squared sandstone and ashlar. Roof concealed by parapets. Stone-flagged roofs to porches. West tower with south-east stair turret; aisled nave and chancel; north and south porches; north vestry. 3-stage tower has three offsets; 2-light 2-centred west window; small square chamfered windows in second stage on north and south sides; elliptical-headed 2-light belfry openings; renewed battlements and large corner pinnacles. Porches, the north C19 and the south with C19 front, have Tudor-arched doors in moulded surrounds under gables; statue of St. Margaret in niche on north. 2-light Perpendicular-traceried windows in north aisle; 2-light Decorated windows in south nave aisle under renewed 4-centred-arched 2-light clerestory windows; 2-light square-headed windows in chancel clerestory above Perpendicular aisle windows. C19 east window and east aisle window of five and three lights; small cusped lancet east window in vestry. North aisle west window of two arched lights resited from east end. One small round-headed window in west bay of south clerestory.

INTERIOR: painted plaster with ashlar dressings; roof has moulded tie beams on brackets; short king posts. 4-bay arcades, the south lower, with round columns; scalloped capitals on south, except easternmost which has stiff-leaf with face, and chamfered arches; the north has taller columns supporting round arches of two orders under dripmould. Slightly misshapen round chancel arch of two orders, the inner shafted and the outer without capitals. South chancel aisle has very wide arch of three hollow chamfers, the north a lower arch of two orders, both without capitals. C12 window in north chancel. Two aumbrys on north. Tower has quadripartite vault and high 2-centred arch. Memorials include large slab with eroded coat of arms to Sir John Duck Bart, and members of his family to 1695.

Listing NGR: NZ2712042408

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National Grid Reference: NZ 27121 42405

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