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Church of St. John the Evangelist


"[In 1144] the church played a brief but dramatic role in the rebellion of William Cumin, former chancellor to David, King of Scotland, who had laid claim to be bishop four years previously. After alternating violence and periods of negotiation with the official bishop-elect, William de St Barbara, Cumin seized and hurriedly fortified Merrington Church, surrounding it with an earthwork, but it was soon taken, perhaps before the defences were completed, by forces led by three of the local barons (Boyle, 160-161). " (from: Diocese of Durham) The church was completely rebuilt, in 1850/1, although replicating many of the architectural features of the earlier church.

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Kirk Merrington Parish Church, St John the Evangelist

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Kirk Merrington Parish Church, St John the Evangelist, Doorway

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Kirk Merrington Parish Church, St John the Evangelist, Graveyard

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Kirk Merrington Parish Church, St John the Evangelist, Sign

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Kirk Merrington Parish Church, St John the Evangelist

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St John the Evangelist, Kirk Merrington
- "The parish church of Kirk Merrington stands on a hilltop 11 km south of Durham; although at no great altitude, its location at the centre of the belt of lowland ...

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War Memorial, Kirk Merrington
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- The parish war memorial is located by St John's Church in Kirk Merrington. The memorial was unveiled on the 23rd of July 1921 by Sir Timothy Eden of Windlestone Hall, ...
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Kirk Merrington Parish Church

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St. John's Church, Kirk Merrington

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Parish Church Kirk Merrington

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