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Church of St. Mary Magdalene (closed), Coatham Mundeville (Coatham Mundeville)

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene first appears on the second edition Ordnance Survey map of 1894 to 1899 (1). Today the building is a one storey brick built building with steep pitched roof, roof formed of two triangular slated sections sloping up towards the apex over the eastern apsidal end. Small pyramidal spire/bell tower towards eastern end of the roof with dormer window features. There is a crucifix adornment on the western gable top and a protruding entrance on the northern face of the building with arched doorway and its own pointed porch roof. Western gable end features a large arched window in two lights with rose-shaped window over the top, panes separated by carved stone (2). The church once housed a war memorial plaque which is now located in nearby Brafferton Village Hall (NZ 29334 21010). The church closed in 1979 and is now a private residence (3).

Reference number:D48985
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Coatham Mundeville

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