St Nicholas Church Boldon

  Church of Saint Nicholas, Rectory Bank, West Boldon. - GV I Parish church. Early C13, with later south porch; C19 restorations and north porch. Early alterations to the 3-bay nave, with north and south aisles; chancel has 3 bays. West tower, with clasping buttresses, bears a broach spire. While the windows are C19 there are original headstops to hoodmoulds on north wall. A round-headed block door in the south chancel wall has keystone date 1767. 3-light east window. Interior : nave arcades have octagonal piers, moulded capitals, some nailhead decorations; 2 C14 effigies of priests, one, with restored head, in a tomb recess in the south aisle wall, the other in the chancel. Two pre-reformation bells. Beside the south porch is a foot-scraper.

NZ 36SE BOLDON RECTORY BANK West Boldon 3/66 Tomb 22m south of the south porch of the church of Saint Nicholas - GV II Tomb. Mid C19. W Wilson, Tweedmouth, mason. A low stone kerb, from which iron railings have been cut, surrounds a village pump-like column of sandstone capped by an ogee dome. Inscription : THE FAMILY OF EDWARD ..... and a band of quatrefoil decoration. 

RECTORY BANK, West Boldon.  Walls and gate piers to west of church of St Nicholas - GV II Dwarf retaining wall of limestone rubble with stone coping either side of the path leading from the main gate to the south porch. The sandstone ashlar gate piers support an overthrow and lampholder of wrought iron.

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