List number: 1120678
List grade: 2*
Post code: DH1 3DQ
Grid ref: NZ2758541915

Church of St Oswald, Durham


St Oswald’s Church is located by the River Wear, on Church Street in the Elvet area of Durham. There has probably been a church on this site since the 7th century; Anglo-Saxon sculptured stones were discovered in the walls of the church and churchyard. The earliest visible parts of the present building date from the late 12th century. In the mid-14th century the chancel was extended and the north aisle widened. In 1834 the church was extensively reconstructed by Ignatius Bonomi, following problems with subsidence.[1] The church is a Grade II* listed building. 

St Oswald's Church is a Church of England parish church in Durham, County Durham. The church is a grade II* listed building and it dates from the 12th century.

History

The present church dates from the late 12th century. It is likely built on the site of an earlier church. It was rebuilt in 1834 by Ignatius Bonomi. In 1864, Hodgson Fowler rebuilt the tower and the chancel, and added an organ chamber.

The church has stained glass windows. The west window dates from 1864 to 1866 and was designed by Morris & Co with some panels by Ford Madox Brown. Other windows were designed by Kempe and Co., and by Clayton and Bell.

On 6 May 1952, the church was designated a grade II* listed building.

Present day

St Oswald's Church is part of the benefice of Durham St Oswald & Shincliffe St Mary in the Archdeaconry of Durham of the Diocese of Durham.

Notable people

  • David Higgins, organist and choirmaster from 1974 to 2006

Notable clergy

  • Anthony Belasyse, later Archdeacon of Colchester, served as vicar in the middle of the 16th century
  • John Bacchus Dykes, served as vicar from 1862 to his death in 1876
  • Mowbray O'Rorke, later Bishop of Accra, served a curacy here in the early 20th century
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CHURCH OF ST OSWALD - Durham - List Entry
- "Parish church. Late C12; probably on site of earlier church; extensively rebuilt 1834 by Ignatius Bonomi (chancel, south aisle, west part of north wall, clerestory). Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar ...

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