A Thirteenth Century Gem
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Completed around 1220, Holy Cross Ryton remains very much an 'Early English' church with relatively few changes to its structure. The most obvious externally are the spire, added in around 1360, and the enlarged windows of the Nave with their 'Perpendicular' design. The striking interior features of the stone structure are as built, while the furnishings are mostly Victorian and of a very high standard of craftsmanship.
The church is Grade One Listed.
The parish has accumulated a huge portfolio of records. Almost all of these are kept and maintained on our behalf by Durham County Archives Department, County Hall, Durham.
The heritage pages now open in the left column will give you much more information.