Sedgefield is an ancient village founded in Norman times. Today, it could now be classed as a small town as housing estates are growing rapidly around the old village centre. The population is about 5,500, Here you will find images of the churches, graveyards and buildings of interest in the Sedgefield area.
CLICK ON IMAGES TO MAKE THEM LARGER
St Edmund’s Church was made a Grade 1 listed building in January 1968. It stands in the centre of the town and much of it was built between 1246 and 1256 although there have been a number of additions since. The tower was added in 1490 and the porch in the C19th.
The parish of Sedgefield was founded around AD 900. It is open to visitors on Saturday mornings and often on weekdays during the summer months. There are very early brasses and a rare Elizabethan carved screen inside the church.
The parish includes the villages/settements of Bradbury, Butterwick, Embleton,Fishburn, Foxton and Mordon.
The Sedgefield Annual Shrove Tuesday Ball Game
The Sedgefield Shrove Tuesday ball game sculpture was designed by Brian Sutherland and made in 2000 by David France. It was erected to commemorate the millennium, The sculpture is outside St Edmund’s Church.
The Market Cross
Ceddesfeld Hall and the Dashing Vicar statue
As part of Northumbria in Bloom, this wonderful ‘Dashing Vicar’ now stands in the grounds of Ceddesfeld Hall
Ceddesfeld Hall was built in 1793 for George, later Viscount Barrington, by his eminent uncles Admiral Samuel Barrington and Bishop Shute Barrington, Ceddesfeld Hall has, since the 1970s, been home to Sedgefield Community Association. Sedgefield in Bloom volunteers have created many gardens in the grounds, the latest being the Stepping Through Time garden, where the Dashing Vicar stands.
Sedgefield War Memorial and Canadian War Memorial
On November 24th 1944, the crew of a Lancaster Bomber of 419 Moose Squadron of the Royal Canadian Airforce lost their lives on a training flight over Sedgefield. Their names are remembered on a plaque erected in 1996 next to the 1920 War Memorial outside St Edmund’s Church.