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Easington Lane – St Mary

South Hetton Road, Easington Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear DH5

A very modest and cheaply built church of the inter-war period.

The church was built in 1923 to serve the ‘thriving and virile Catholic population’ (Northern Catholic Calendar, 1936) of this poor mining district.

The church is a simple rectangular structure with walls of brick, faced with render and a pitched roof covered with artificial slate.  Attached to the main church building is a flat roofed porch/vestibule across the west front and a flat-roofed sacristy at the east end of the north side. The side walls have rectangular opening with upvc windows. The interior is a single undivided space with a glazed lobby at the west end. The walls are plastered, the windows clear-glazed.  The original timber open roof structure was ceiled with boarding some twenty years ago (information from Fr O’Gorman).

Heritage Details

Architect: Not established

Original Date: 1923

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed