Keys to the Past

St. Mary's Church and 2 arches attached to north, West Rainton (West Rainton)

This is the church of St Mary on South Street, West Rainton. It was built in 1864 and the tower added in 1877 as a gift by Sir George Elliot. It is attached to two 17th century arches made from sandstone blocks. Arches attached: said to have come from Blackfriars, Newcastle, but of wrong period. Resited from grounds of demolished Rainton Hall (C17 home of Sir John Duck).

The church is known to contain a number of features dedicated as war memorials (1-2).

This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:D35825
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1120737

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Source of Reference
Local History of West Rainton


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