Church moved and rebuilt at Beamish Museum


An ancient church in northern England has been dismantled, moved more than 40 miles (60km) across the River Tees and rebuilt at the Beamish Museum in County Durham.

St Helen's stood in its original location in Eston near Middlesbrough for some 900 years, but after being vandalised it had been slated for demolition.

It has taken 16 years to find the funding to rebuild it in its new home, and the restorers are now looking for some Georgian box pews to recreate a fitting interior.

Neil Bowdler reports.

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