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St. Mary's, Seaham (Seaham)

St. Mary's, Seaham. East and south elevations. February 2000
St. Mary's, Seaham. East and south elevations. February 2000

St Mary's Church is the parish church of Seaham. The earliest part of the church is of Anglo-Saxon date and was probably built in the late 7th or early 8th century. It was altered in the Norman period and the chancel and tower were added in the 13th century. An Anglo-Saxon cemetery was found next to the church.

Reference number:D762
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1232116
Event(s):Turning the Tide Project 1997 - 1998; Archaeological Services University of Durham
Building Survey at St Mary the Virgin Church, Seaham 2011; Private Individual



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Seaham


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