NZ1830 : Saxon Church at Escomb

taken 10 years ago, near to Escomb, County Durham, Great Britain

Saxon Church at Escomb
Saxon Church at Escomb
Escomb Saxon Church is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon churches in England, located in Escomb, approximately 2.5km to the west of Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Founded in c.670-675, much of the stone came from the nearby Roman Fort at Binchester. On the south wall is a 7th or early 8th Century sundial, and on the north wall is a reused Roman stone with the markings "LEG VI" (Sixth Legion) set upside down. The church was restored in 1875-80 by RJ Johnson, and in 1965 by Sir Albert Richardson. It is a Grade I listed building.

The church is one of only three complete Anglo-Saxon churches remaining in England. (text from Wikipedia)
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Sunday, 16 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 17 March, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 187 302 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.0135N 1:42.6118W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 189 301
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