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Church of St. Mary the Virgin


St Mary's is the Parish Church at Norton, Stockton-on-Tees. The church was originally built in c.1020 AD[1], and extended in the late 12th and 15th centuries. It was restored and enlarged in 1877.[2] The church is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England.

The church which was collegiate, and from 1227 till the Dissolution had eight prebendaries, stands upon elevated ground, and is partly Norman, and partly in the early English style, bearing traces of its antiquity and former importance, particularly in its square central tower springing from four circular arches. The south transept was called Pettie (or little) porch, and by some was named Pity porch, from an altar of the Virgin Mary; in Blakiston porch, which forms the north transept, was a well-carved recumbent figure in armour, now removed to the south side of the communion-table, and supposed to be a memorial of the Blakiston family. The edifice was repaired, and two galleries were added, in 1826.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Norton Churches and Cathedrals Norton Parish, 1848 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Stockton-on-Tees Grade I Listed
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Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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St Mary's church tower

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St Mary's churchyard

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PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN - Norton - List Entry
- "Much of the early Cll church remains. It was extended in the late C12, improved in the C15 and restored and enlarged in 1877. Two-bay crenellated chancel with mock Tudor ...

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St. Mary’s Church, Norton
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St Mary's Church, Norton, Teesside.

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St. Mary the Virgin, Norton Green

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Carved figure, St. Mary the Virgin

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List grade: 1
List number: 1140012
Grid ref: NZ4427722134
District: Tees Valley
Post code: TS20 1EJ

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