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St. Mary's Church, Front Street, Staindrop (Staindrop)

Church of St Mary, Staindrop © DCC 2002
Church of St Mary, Staindrop © DCC 2002

Church of St Mary © DCC 2002
Church of St Mary © DCC 2002

Church of St Mary © DCC 2002
Church of St Mary © DCC 2002

Tower, Church of St Mary, Staindrop © DCC 2006
Tower, Church of St Mary, Staindrop © DCC 2006

Church of St Mary © DCC 2006
Church of St Mary © DCC 2006

photograph of front of St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of front of St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph to side of Mary's Church entrance 2016
photograph to side of Mary's Church entrance 2016

Photograph of arched entrance into St. Mary's Church 2016
Photograph of arched entrance into St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of drain detail on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of drain detail on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of two windows on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of two windows on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of 3 windows on side of St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of 3 windows on side of St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of graves and side of St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of graves and side of St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of grave beside St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of grave beside St. Mary's Church 2016

Photograph of side of St. Mary's Church 2016
Photograph of side of St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of arched window on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of arched window on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of drain pipe on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of drain pipe on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of drain pipe and window on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of drain pipe and window on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of side of St. Mary's Church tower 2016
photograph of side of St. Mary's Church tower 2016

photograph of St. Mary's Church window 2016
photograph of St. Mary's Church window 2016

photograph of St. Mary's Church tower 2016
photograph of St. Mary's Church tower 2016

photograph of St. Mary's Church tower and windows 2016
photograph of St. Mary's Church tower and windows 2016

Close up photograph of arched window on St. Mary's Church 2016
Close up photograph of arched window on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of entrance to St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of entrance to St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of St. Mary's Church window detail 2016
photograph of St. Mary's Church window detail 2016

photograph of side window and drain pipe on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of side window and drain pipe on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of small window on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of small window on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of side windows on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of side windows on St. Mary's Church 2016

photograph of window and door on St. Mary's Church 2016
photograph of window and door on St. Mary's Church 2016

This church was formerly dedicated to St. Gregory and sits on an 8th century foundation. It has Saxon and 12th-14th century features and was the last parish church in England where the Latin Mass was celebrated in 1569 (1). Early C12 arcades; aisles, tower and chancel added; C13 transepts, nave lengthened, west tower added and chancel extended; north vestry added. C14 aisles altered (1343 licence to Ralph Neville for 3 chantries) and porch added. Early C15 clerestory and top stage of tower. Circa 1849 restoration including many renewed windows.

Known to contain a number of features dedicated as war memorials (2-3).

Reference number:D37884
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1338594

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Source of Reference
Local History of Staindrop


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