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Sunderland, Bridge Street, Church of St. Mary



Religious Ritual and Funerary

Place of Worship

Roman Catholic Church

Early Modern


Extant Building

This is a Roman Catholic parish church of 1830-1835, by I. Bonomi. It has a sandstone ashlar west front, the remainder being limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and some 20th century ashlar. It has a Welsh slate roof. The church has a 3-bay nave and is built in 13th century style. Internally, the glass in the east windows is signed and dated T.C. Dickinson, London, 1946; in the north chapel the vivid north window is signed H.M. Barnett, Newcastle, commemorating Gilmore, died 1867. The cast-iron railings attached to the front and right return of the ritual south porch have spears with trefoils on principles.This is the earliest Gothic revival church surviving in Sunderland. LISTED GRADE 2




<< HER 4747 >> Dept. of National Heritage, of Buildings of Special ... Interest, 920-1/18/20 T. Corfe & G. Milburn, 1984, Buildings and Beliefs: Sunderland, p 10;; Tumman, J, Johnson, M and Lane, A (no date) A walk around Historic Sunderland- The Fawcett and Sunniside Estates

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