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List entry Summary

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

Name: CHURCH OF ST.GILES

List entry Number: 1159991

Location

CHURCH OF ST.GILES, GILESGATE

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary 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: 110230

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History

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Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE GILESGATE NZ 2842 NE (South side)

11/178 Church of St. Giles 6/5/52 GV I

Parish church. Part of the hospital of St. Giles founded 1112 AD; north nave wall c.1114; chancel late C12; tower early C13 and early C15; c.1873 south aisle and vestry, north porch. Sandstone, most coursed and squared, with ashlar dressings; porch snecked sandstone; plinth. Roofs not visible.

Nave with south aisle and north porch; chancel with south vestry; west tower. Square tower of 4 stages has clasping buttresses flanking restored 3-light west window with Perpendicular tracery; top stages have small square-headed window and 2-light belfry openings, traceried except on east side, below pinnacled battlements. North wall of nave has 3 small windows, the west 2 round-headed and with shallow chamfered surround, that at east renewed; massive buttresses define east bay which was original chancel. Later chancel has blocked north door; shafted round-headed north and south windows with zig-zag moulding; 5-light renewed east window; sill string. Buttressed south aisle has 5 Perpendicular 3-light windows.

Interior: coursed squared sandstone, raised on the north in rubble, in nave and chancel; tower rubble; C19 work painted plaster with ashlar dressings; panelled roof on painted corbels and tie-beams. Octagonal columns in 5-bay arcade and south organ chamber have 2 hollow chamfers to 2-centred arches. 3 shafts support double-chamfered renewed chancel arch; fragment of former chancel arch on north with 2 head corbels. Tower arch of 2 orders has dog-tooth corbels. North door, re-sited from south, has cushion capitals and zig-zag moulding; deep splays to nave north windows; chancel windows have water-leaf capitals and zig-zag drip string. Blocked round-headed doors in chancel and adjacent to north door. Font in tower has large lead-lined bowl on round pedestal with cushion capital. In chancel wood effigy of John Heath of Kepier, died 1591, in armour; head rests on cock-crested helmet, feet on scroll containing 2 skulls with motto 'Hodie mihi cras tibi'; Heath arms on shield hanging from renewed wooden chest. Porch contains fragment of tegulated coped medieval grave-cover.

Source: V.C.H. Durham, III, 1928 reprint 1968, 186-190.

Listing NGR: NZ2838742654

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Durham, (1928), 186-190

National Grid Reference: NZ 28388 42653

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