This is the church of St Thomas the Apostle in Stanhope, near Durham. It is the 12th Century Mother Church of the United Benefice of Upper Weardale.
The Church is an ancient structure, standing upon an elevated site on the north side of the town. It is principally of the Norman period, and simple in detail, its oldest portion being the lower stages of the tower. The restorations or additions, which have been effected from time to time, are of the Early English and Later Decorated styles. It consists of nave, aisles, chancel, south porch, and western tower. The chantry chapel at the east end of the south aisle, and dedicated to St. Mary, was probably added about 1225.
Thank you once again for your continued votes and comments, and I am pleased you enjoyed my last upload, which was taken just outside of this church.
|Camera:||Canon Powershot SX20 IS |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||27 Aug 2010 - 2:05 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|