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Did you know that the church at Escomb near Bishop Auckland is the oldest church in its original form in England? It also houses the oldest sundial in Britain, marking the three most significant times of daily worship in the early Northumbrian church. The plain and, as Pevsner wrote, moving Saxon church dates from around 670AD, not long after the Synod of Whitby . As various inscriptions clearly show much of the stone for it was recycled from the nearby Roman fort at Binchester .

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