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Houghton-Le-Spring in Tyne and Wear

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Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear. Historical interest is concentrated around the church in this bustling mining town. St Michael and All Angels is large, impressive and. as it stands today, largely l3th century with traces of earlier work. The south chancel wall with eight lancet windows is noteworthy. A small detached two-story building in the corner between the chancel and south transept was put up in the 15th century for the Guild of Holy Trinity. A chantry priest lived upstairs. A passage leads into the church. Monuments include the great tomb chest of Bernard Gilpin, the kindly, generous evangelist known as the “Apostle of the North”. Gilpin was rector here from 1556 until his death in 1583. It was the richest living in England in those days, and he shared it widely. He fed two dozen poor men every week and held open house for all corners on Sundays. He completely supported and educated 24 boys. It was said that if a horse were turned loose anywhere in the county, it would make its way to the rectory stables. Gilpin refused a bishopric to carry on his ministry here, among a notoriously wild and lawless people. He died at 66 after being knocked down by an ox in Durham market. His tomb is decorated with panels carved in circles and squares. Buildings of the Kepier Grammar School which he founded with John Heath, a wealthy Londoner and Durham landowner, in 1574 are at the north-east corner of the churchyard, with l8th century additions. The Davenport almshouses, founded in 1668 by Rector George Davenport, are at the south-east corner. The town was popular with wealthy Georgians, drawn by the pure spring waters, and many of their pleasant houses remain.

Nearby cities: Durham, Sunderland

Nearby towns: Chester-le-Street, Peterlee, Seaham, Washington

Nearby villages: Birtley, Bowburn, Brandon, Castle Eden, Cold Hesledon, Cox Green, Dalton-le-Dale, Easington, East Boldon, Edmondsley, Haswell, Hawthorn, Hesleden, Hetton le Hole, Horden, Lamesley, Leamside, Low Eighton, Low Moorsley, Ludworth, Monkwearmouth, New Brancepeth, New Herrington, New Silksworth, Ouston, Pallion, Pelton, Pelton Fell, Penshaw, Pittington, Plawsworth, Quarrington Hill, Ryhope, Sacriston, Seaton, Sheepscar, Sherburn, Sherburn Hill, Sheriff Hill, Shincliffe, Silksworth, South Hetton, South Hylton, Southwick, Sunderland Bridge, Thornley, Ushaw Moor, Usworth, West Rainton, Wingate, Witton Gilbert

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