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Escomb Saxon Church

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Escomb Green, Bishop Auckland DL14 7SY, England
+44 1388 602860
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I have driven passed a sign for this church for the last 20 years but have never taken the 10... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sheepygold
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london
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Wanted to review this little Anglo Saxon church in my Village but after reading other reviews... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Bizzygirl97
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Escomb Green, Bishop Auckland DL14 7SY, England
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+44 1388 602860
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"piece of history"
in 6 reviews
"local pub"
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"well worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"steeped in history"
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"architectural features"
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"quiet reflection"
in 2 reviews
"stone"
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"sundial"
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"porch"
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"chancel"
in 4 reviews
"font"
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"celtic"
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"skull"
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"bishop"
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"century"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have driven passed a sign for this church for the last 20 years but have never taken the 10 minute detour needed to get to it. The key to the door is on the outside of a nearby property and can be freely accessed...More

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Wanted to review this little Anglo Saxon church in my Village but after reading other reviews, anything I say would be surplus to requirements as everything that has been written is so true. Living with something that is so memorable on your doorstep tends to...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Don't expect too much. but it is a great example if you are into this period. The key is kept elsewhere and you have to go find it. Try St Mary Magdalene at Trimdon Village for a Norman example.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Surely this fine Anglo Saxon Church should have a far better planting scheme?! It could be stunning ...truly stunning ...but it looks neglected. If this was in any other country ... it would be well funded and beautified ...it deserves way better. The inside is...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

As I was in the area I simply couldn't resist revisiting this stunning little church. Possibly built circa 670 AD this place has huge religious, historical and architectural importance. Collect the key from the hook outside the house at No 28 and seek the following...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little church situ in a council estate in escomb. Lots of history free of charge parking and local pub serves great food opposite the church Very peaceful

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We saw the church in what appeared to be the village green and got out to investigate. The church yard had the most interesting gravestones I have ever seen with skull and cross bows on them To visit the church you collect the keys from...More

Thank brieryfield
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing changed here since I first visited 40 years ago apart from more decay and collapse in the churchyard. This could be such a special site if someone took some interest. Really sad to see the neglect. Maybe the c of e should spend less...More

1  Thank 869dougw
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We were given an informal, very informative tour of this ancient building by one of the church members. The Roman stones from nearby Binchester had been used to build the church. There are no aisles. Instead the church consists of a high, very narrow nave,...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Fell upon this place by pure chance. Saxon church, possibly unchanged apart from the roof. Built from stone taken from earlier Roman structures. The atmosphere in the church is wonderful, a simple building but has been used for about 1200 years (apart from when the...More

1  Thank marmar2016
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