NZ3322 : All Saints, Great Stainton

taken 11 years ago, near to Great Stainton, Darlington, Great Britain

All Saints, Great Stainton
All Saints, Great Stainton
Parish church. 1876-8 by J.P. Pritchett. Squared, rock-faced sandstone in
narrow courses; graduated green slate roofs. West tower with spire; aisleless
nave with south porch; chancel with combined organ chamber/vestry on north.
Decorated style. Mainly 2-light windows with cinquefoil-headed lights and
cusped quatrefoils under hoodmoulds with headstops. Angle-buttressed 3-stage
tower with trefoil-headed lancets on second stage and 2-light louvred bell
openings above. Tall broach spire. Buttressed 3-bay nave and narrower 2-bay
chancel have chamfered plinths, offset sill bands and steeply-pitched roofs
with coped gables. Foundation stone (June 6th. 1876) and 3-light window in
angle-buttressed east end. Gabled porch with moulded pointed doorway; trefoil-
headed lancets on returns. 2-bay organ chamber/vestry with lancet on south,
pointed doorway on east and monopitch roof.

Plain and plastered interior with encaustic-tiled floors. Pointed moulded
chancel arch under hoodmould on detached marble demi-columns with stiff-leaf
capitals. Sundial re-set above arch. Pointed chamfered arches to organ chamber
and to baptistery (at west end beneath tower). Roofs with arch-braced trusses.
2 stone fonts in baptistery: one medieval with moulded base, cylindrical stem
and octagonal-plan cup-shaped bowl; the other late C19. C17 wall monuments
and fragments of medieval grave slabs re-set in baptistery walls. Fragment of
a probably C10 cross shaft (with complex interlacing decoration) under bench in
porch.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 September, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 336 221 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.6271N 1:28.8906W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 336 221
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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