NZ1830 : Saxon Church at Escomb

taken 9 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]
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