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Church of the Ascension, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery (Easington Colliery)

The Easington Church of the Ascension is a brick-built building standing in its own extensive grounds with associated vicarage and hall. The church was built in 1929 (1) and first appears on the third edition Ordnance Survey map (2). Recent aerial photographs (3) and streetview data (4) show that the church is a large, roughly rectangular, building with shallow-pitched tiled roof. The northern and southern sides of the church have additional lower roofed extensions that form elongated transepts. Two sets of steps lead to entrances into the church on the northern edge and through the western gable. Arched windows along the northern and southern walls are located high up, above the lower roof line of the. The church is known to contain a decorated memorial screen dedicated to 83 miners who were killed in the Easington pit disaster of 1951 (1) as well as a First World War roll of honour memorial (5).

Reference number:D49185
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Easington Colliery

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