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Christ Church, Hepple

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236271

OS Grid Reference: NT9845100608
OS Grid Coordinates: 398451, 600608
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2996, -2.0259

Location: B6341, Hepple, Northumberland NE65 7LQ

Locality: Hepple
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 7LQ

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Listing Text

NY 90 SE
(South side)
2/31 Christ Church

Parish church. 1897 by C. Hodgson Fowler. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof.
Late Perpendicular style. Nave and chancel with south porch and north vestry.

3-bay nave has porch in left bay and two 3-light windows with 4-centred heads
to lights. Sill string.

2-bay chancel has similar windows and string. Chancel and nave divided by
large buttress with 3 offsets. The chancel windows are set slightly higher
than the nave windows. East end blank except for recessed panel with a cross
and 4 small crosses between the arms.

Gabled roof with flat coping, kneelers and cross finials. The chancel eaves
are slightly swept and slightly higher than the nave. Between chancel and nave
a very short battered tower with slate-hung lower portion, louvred timber bell
stage and spirelet with swept, overhanging eaves.

Interior: Tripartite screen with Tudor-arched openings. Wooden canted chancel
arch and canted wooden barrel-vaulted ceilings. Interior gains much of its
impact from its painted colour scheme.

Large reredos of 1903 has painting of the crucifixion and panels with angels.
East wall has linenfold panelling, chancel south wall has enriched linenfold.
South window of 1901 with figures of St. Aidan, St. Gregory and St. Oswald.
Altar front of 1934 has painting of descent from the cross.

Font, from the old church, C12 bowl on C19 stem; one figure remains beneath a
round arch, more have worn away. In nave north wall a C14 grave cover with
foliated cross. In the corner of the nave a small medieval headstone with an
incised cross.

Listing NGR: NT9845100608

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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