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St. Paul's Church, Evenwood (Evenwood)

Large Victorian church probably built to serve the expanding mining community outside of Bishop Auckland, first appearing on the second edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1894-99 (1). Streetview images (2) show that the size and design of church is largely unchanged from the second edition map layout, featuring two porches on the north western facing wall and a curved apse at the north east gable end bearing a decorative cross at the peak. No tower or spire but there is a finial style belfry housing the church bells over the south western gable surmounted by a weather vane. Steep pitched slate roof. Long narrow lancet windows on all walls, larger on the south western gable with an additional upper oculus rose window. Buttresses evident around the church, particularly around the apse. Church is stone-built with ashlar dressings.

Known to contain a war memorial that was once located at the Evenwood Comrades Club (3-4)

Reference number:D49253
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Evenwood

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