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St. Peter's Church, Front Street, Sacriston (Sacriston)

St. Peter's Church was built in the later half of the 19th Century, first appearing on the second edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1894-99 (1). It is documented that the church was consecrated in 1866 with the addition of both aisles and the installation of an organ from Durham Cathedral in 1905 (2). Streetview images (3) show a stone built church in a churchyard behind low stone walls set back from Front Street. The western gable is in three sections with the nave separated from the aisles by exterior buttresses. The nave has three slender lancet windows and a circular rose window in the upper portion underneath a steep-pitched roof, the apex supporting an encircled stone cross finial. The aisles have arched windows in the end and pitched roofs at a gentler angle joining onto the steeper pitched roof of the nave. Aerial photographs (4) show that the southern wall has two porches and the eastern chancel has an apsidal end with gabled copings. It is documented that the church is now closed and that it once contained a number of features dedicated as war memorials, some of which have moved to new locations (5-6).

Reference number:D49522
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Sacriston

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