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Ancient Saxon Church

This is an ancient church and in fact I think is the oldest complete Saxon Church in England. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Enid C
Well Worth The Visit

Visited the church on 3rd August 2019, picking up the key from 28 Saxon Green - hangs outside the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Escomb Green, Bishop Auckland DL14 7SY, England
+44 1388 602860
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an ancient church and in fact I think is the oldest complete Saxon Church in England. We had driven past the sign on the road several times while visiting the area and we finally decided to go and have a look and we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Enid C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the church on 3rd August 2019, picking up the key from 28 Saxon Green - hangs outside the front door of the house so you don't disturb the neighbour, although I did wake up a lovely greyhound which was taking a snooze in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beautiful building that I cannot get enough of. Built with stones from Hadrians time, from the wall itself. It is amazing to stand there and be transported in time to 1,300 years ago. Stones are from the Romans, who left Britain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bcshogren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the church while staying in the local area, it’s picturesque and was a wonderful experience. It wasn’t open upon approach but there is directions as to where we gained the keys and had the church to ourselves for a short period to explore,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

Fascinating stonework from Roman fort at Binchester - lots to investigate and lovely, calm atmosphere.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ces66
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Stunning church come have a look. Great outside, have a look inside too. I visited here when I went to infant and primary school at top of Hill. Very nice. You won’t be disappointed

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

Looked amazing from outside but didn't venture in as had to go to a nearby house for key and we were in a hurry.

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed February 10, 2019

One of the earliest Saxon churches to be completed in the UK and a place of worship since about 670 AD, it is situated approximately two miles west of Bishop Auckland in the Wear Valley. This is a Grade I listed building; the spare simple...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a brilliant old church. There is also a very small bell which stands out quite well. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Bibcay
Reviewed October 10, 2018

lovely restored ancient church. lots of information as you walk around the place. just pickup the key from house nearby

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jackie T
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