St John the Evangelist, Kirk Merrington

  • Description

    "The parish church of Kirk Merrington stands on a hilltop 11 km south of Durham; although at no great altitude, its location at the centre of the belt of lowland which runs through the centre of Durham and on southwards down the Vale of York means that it commands an extremely extensive prospect (one which has been claimed to include, on a very clear day, both York Minster and Flamborough Head), and is a familiar object on the horizon over much of the county. The church suffered a catastrophic ‘restoration’ - in reality an all-but-total rebuilding, in 1850/1, although the present building to some extent to replicates the form and architectural features of its predecessor...."
  • Owner

    Diocese of Durham
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 2 months ago
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