A couple of us volunteers at the Laing Art Gallery are recording details of a large archive of material relating to the Tyneside Victorian artist Ralph Hedley. Recently I came across two photos of a carved angel. The angel is holding up a church lectern, and on the back of the photo there’s notes mentioning Horden Church, and Jos. Potts & Son, architect.

It was not hard to discover that Horden is near Peterlee, and its church is St. Mary, which was designed by Joseph Potts and built in 1913.

J. Potts & Son, a prolific architects and surveyors practice, started in Sunderland, and it moved to Newcastle in about 1890. It finally closed in the 1950s.

But it’s not so easy to discover if the angel is still in Horden.

Do you know where this angel is?




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