Escomb Church

sandstone cross slab, possibly older than the church itself

sandstone cross slab, possibly older than the church itself

Escomb Saxon Church, one of the most ancient English Anglo-Saxon churches, is in Escomb, County Durham.  It dates to the late 7th century and has been in continuous use except for a span of 17 years between 1867 and 1880.

Dimensions: Nave:  46 ft long and 20 ft wide Chancel:  about 14 ft square

Dimensions:
Nave: 46 ft long and 20 ft wide
Chancel: about 14 ft square

Escomb Altar

The sandstone cross behind the altar may be older than the church.

Escomb Nave and Chancel

a view from the chancel area

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consecration mark

Altar, cross, and piscina

Altar, cross, and piscina

Sundial and animal head on the exterior of the church

Sundial and animal head on the exterior of the church

closeup of one of the consecration marks

closeup of one of the consecration marks

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