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History of Houghton-le-Spring's Parish Church, St Michael & All Angels

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Rectors of Houghton-le-Spring
A list of all the known Rectors from 1181 to present

St Michael's Church Excavations
Mysterious discoveries from the floor excavation, Feb 2008

Parish Church Restoration
How the Church has been restored 1350 - 2011

Houghton's War Memorial
Names of those inscribed on Houghton's cenotaph

St Michael's Church Tower
Exclusive views from the top of the church tower

The Church Clock
Installed in the Church tower in 1885

Church Magazines
Past copies of the Parish Church magazine, Sign Post

The Four Shields of Houghton
As found on the churchyard archway

The Rectory & Gatehouses
The home to Houghton's illustrious Rectors

Bernard Gilpin's Altar Tomb
Now found in the South Transept of St Michael's Church

The Infants' Tomb 1865
Moved into St Michael's churchyard but where is it now?

The Houghton Beasts
Strange interlaced Wyverns hiding in St Michael's Church

A Very Old Woman
Wrinkled as age could make her, housekeeper of St Michael's Church in 1841

Outdoor Hymn Singing
Thousands singing in front of the Church



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