St Edmund’s Church, Sedgefield

  • Description

    "The parish of Sedgefield was founded by Bishop Cutheard sometime between AD 900 and AD 915, and a wooden church would have been built. With the coming of the Normans a stone church with rounded arches as in Durham Castle would have been built and in the year 1085 Ulchild became the first recorded Rector. The present church was built between 1246-1256 with later additions (the tower dates from 1490) and is dedicated to St. Edmund the Bishop, that is Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury. This dedication is rare in England. The church tower ( 90 feet high)is visible for miles around...."
  • Owner

    Parish of the Upper Skerne
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 4 months ago
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