Church of St Mary the Less, Durham


The Church of St Mary the Less is located off South Bailey in Durham. It is currently the chapel of St John's College of Durham University. The church was originally founded in 1140 AD, though largely rebuilt in 1847. The church incorporates examples of 17th century woodwork and a 13th century sculpture. The origin of the unusual name of this church ("The Less") is uncertain, it was possibly used to distinguish it from the Cathedral, which is also dedicated to St Mary. The church is a Grade II listed building. 

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Church of St Mary The Less, Durham

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Parish Church of St Mary, Durham

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Wooden Cross, Church of St Mary the less, Durham

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CHURCH OF ST MARY THE LESS - Durham - List Entry
- "Parish church, now college chapel. C12 rebuilt 1846-7 by Pickering, incorporating some original material. Irregularly-coursed squared sandstone with ashlar quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. Nave ...

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