St Michael and All Angels Church, Houghton-Le-Spring

Meet the dragons, discover why there were riots in the graveyard, and discover who Black Douglas was.

St Michael and All Angels Church is of Saxon foundation, the Saxon doorway and walls were discovered during excavations in 2008. The Saxon doorway can be viewed through a glass panel in the floor. There are also hints of earlier non Christian worship occupying the site. There is a high probability that the remains of a Roman temple lie under the chancel, and a whinstone boulder circle suggests that St Michael's may once have been a site of Neolithic worship. Today, half of what can be seen above ground is medieval, built in the 1300's. This includes the columns and central tower, while the north wall and roof are Victorian.

Attraction/Venue Information

Did you know?

Sunderland will welcome over 50 Tall Ships for the first time, when we are the start port for the 2018 races, from 11-14 July.

Twitter

This Saturday hosts one of the country's biggest community sports events. Join Team GB athletes for… https://t.co/E8hNvrGZmf 23 hours 18 min ago
RT : “Attention” as Ryhope Engines Museum is offering visitors the rare chance to see this historic monument action this… https://t.co/Ij9J3AjdQh 1 day 12 hours ago
We’re biased but there’s no beating these views! is one lucky elephant! https://t.co/l6ailWzTFw 1 day 13 hours ago
pop up park is with us until 2 September, so there's still plenty of time to go along and join in th… https://t.co/mDmf4mMQPB 1 day 19 hours ago
RT : We’ve made it to the How fabulous do we all look 😍 https://t.co/xQGtFi3Uzi 1 day 19 hours ago
Ah wow, that's just gone and made us soooooo hungry ! Bring on the lunchtime burger fest!… https://t.co/8rZEv2JH9n 1 day 19 hours ago
So glad you enjoyed your day! 1 day 22 hours ago
RT : When the sun it sets & the lights they come on over Sunderland :) https://t.co/PeuHqDrPRi 1 day 23 hours ago
Yes we are ready ! Get your tickets folks cos they are coming.... https://t.co/TvGo4rRq0V 1 day 23 hours ago
RT : We are here at Seaburn beach all set for the big community event! Pop over to our stand to find out lo… https://t.co/7JHiNUcyh8 2 days 20 hours ago
We can't wait for this it's going to be an action packed day! 2 days 20 hours ago
Doodle is here! https://t.co/0c0sGoHeMy 2 days 22 hours ago
Join in the fun this afternoon at Seaburn Beach for the last of the Wednesday Active Sunderland BIG Community Sport… https://t.co/wkr1zaYYYh 2 days 23 hours ago
RT : Come and see us in Sunderland! I’m down at beautiful Roker Beach! 3 days 12 hours ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.