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Church of St James, Hamsterley


St. James' Church is located about ½ mile east of Hamesterly. The Parish Church was built in the 13th Century, possibly incorporating fragments of an earlier church.[1] The building was altered in the 19th Century; a sundial over the porch door is inscribed "MAN FLEETH AS IT WERE A SHADOW' 1803".[2] The Rev James George Milner was appointed as the first resident "Perpetual Curate of Hamsterley" in 1825. He remained curate of the church until he died in 1885, at the age of 89.[3] A stone in the porch door notes that the church was "RESTORED IN THE 60TH YEAR OF THE REVD J.G.MILNER'S INCUMBENCY AD 1884". St James' Church is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England. The churchyard has several 18th century tombs, 9 of which are Grade II listed.  The church register dates from 1588.

Hamsterley, near Bishop Auckland Churches and Cathedrals Historic Buildings and Monuments in Hamsterley Civil Parish Grade I Listed
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The Church of St James at Hamsterley

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St James Church

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St.James Church : Hamsterley

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Sundial : St. James : Hamsterley

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St James

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Cemetery, Hamsterley

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CHURCH OF ST JAMES - Hamsterley - List Entry
- "Parish church. Mostly C13, incorporating C12 door; slightly later north transept; C19 alterations (fragments in porch dated 1883) including restoration of roof; panel over door 'Restored in 60th year. Rev ...

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THE REV JG MILNER AND THE HAMSTERLEY VESTRY MEN
- "....The Rev James George Milner had been installed as the first resident “Perpetual Curate of Hamsterley” in 1825. He was to remain as curate of St James Church for a ...

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List grade: 1
List number: 1322777
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NZ1272930897

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