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St. Mary's Church, Blackhills Road, Horden (Horden)

Church of St Mary the Virgin © DCC 2004
Church of St Mary the Virgin © DCC 2004

South-facing view of St. Mary's Church, Horden
South-facing view of St. Mary's Church, Horden

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin is the parish church of Horden. It was built in 1913 by J.D. Potts and Son, nicknamed "the miners' cathedral" due to the fact that Horden was said at one time to be the largest single pit in England (1). It is cross-shaped in plan and has a tower. It was designed in the Gothic style. (1)

The church is known to contain a number of features dedicated as war memorials (2-3).

It is a Grade II listed building protected by law.

Reference number:D35421
Historical period: 20th Century (1901 to 2000)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1158895



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Horden


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