Derelict and decaying - the church built in New Shildon in 1868

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    Northern Echo, 27th April 2018. "WITH the clock now stopped at one, the windows boarded up, the headstones toppled over and the litter blowing in wafts across the tangled grass, it is hard to imagine the excitement exactly 150 years ago in an exposed field on the edge of the booming railway town of New Shildon. More than 2,500 people had gathered to see a man with a trowel in action. Not any old trowel. The Darlington & Stockton Times said: “The trowel is massive and elegant, and is handsomely engraved with a view of the church in the centre, surrounded by the following inscription: ‘Presented to the Rev Horatio Spurrier MA on the occasion of his laying the memorial stone of All Saints’ Church, New Shildon, on Easter Monday, April 13th 1868.” Mr Spurrier......"
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    Northern Echo
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    Link: https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/history/16175244.derelict-decaying---church-built-new-shildon-1868/
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 10 months ago
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