NZ4250 : Church of St Mary The Virgin, Seaham

taken 8 years ago, near to Seaham, County Durham, Great Britain

Church of St Mary The Virgin, Seaham
Church of St Mary The Virgin, Seaham
This is recognised as one of the 20 oldest surviving churches in the whole country and the only surviving building of the original Saxon Village. The church was founded by King Athelston in 930AD. It has both Saxon and early Norman masonry in its nave, a 13th century chancel and west tower. Over the 16th century porch door is a late 18th century sundial with an unusual verse, now illegible, which begins: "The natural clockwork by the mighty one wound up at first and ever since has gone....." LinkExternal link
The vicarage building can be seen to the right.
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NZ4250, 77 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
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Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 4224 5049 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.8465N 1:20.6226W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 4220 5048
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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