The Parish Church of St Hilda, Abbess of Hartlepool
The nave consists of six bays on each side, excluding those actually under the tower.
Those on the north side are plain and similar, whilst on the south side the style
is more ornate: all the arches are of differing size, and the piers are different
from each other. The architect has achieved unity through variety.
To the right of the choir is the pilgrim chapel of St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint
of sailors and children. This was formerly a chantry chapel, and traces of the priest's
door and the remains of a piscina can be seen.
The Elizabethan brass (Jane Bell) shown left is to be found in the east corner of
the north aisle, near the organ.
...and on the east wall of the pilgrim chapel, in an oak case, is the headstone of
a Saxon nun, Hildithryth.