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Bolton Chapel, Hedgeley

Description: Bolton Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236566

OS Grid Reference: NU1063513675
OS Grid Coordinates: 410635, 613675
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4169, -1.8335

Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland NE66 2EE

Locality: Hedgeley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 2EE

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Listing Text

NU 11 SW
9/221 Bolton Chapel
formerly listed as
21.12.69 Church, dedication


Chapel-of-ease, Anglican. Chancel arch C12, chancel walls probably medieval,
nave and north transept early C19", south porch and vestry c.1868. Chancel
coursed rubble with later ashlar dressings; C19 parts tooled stone with ashlar
dressings, except for rock-faced porch; Welsh slate roofs, with 3 bands of
green fishscale slates on South slope of chancel. Aisleless 4-bay nave with
south porch and north transept, small chancel with north vestry. Romanesque

Nave has 4 round-arched single-light windows in double-chamfered surrounds
on south, 2 similar windows on-north, and a wider round-arched west window;
small arched bellcote on west gable. South porch has studded double doors
under trefoil arch, and cross finial; inside porch panelled double doors with
metal-latticed fanlight, under double-chamfered arch on moulded imposts.
North transept has triplet of round-headed lights to north. Similar stepped
triplet with circular light above in east end of chancel; single-light window
on south to east of earlier blocked window. Ring cross finial on east gable.

Interior: Plastered. Semicircular chancel arch, stepped towards nave, on
worn imposts carried back as band along east wall of nave. Early C19 3-bay
screen of moulded arches on slender round piers with scalloped caps, to north
transept. Collar-beam roof trusses with upper king posts, those to transept
and chancel with arch braces on moulded corbels, the latter with pierced
infill and wallplate. Boarding between rafters painted blue spangled with
gold stars.

Small font with round shaft and moulded bowl dated '1732' in north transept;
elaborate C19 Romanesque font in nave. Wrought-iron altar rails and Minton
tiles in sanctuary. Coat of arms of Martha Burrill, d.1700, on south of
chancel; similar painted coat of arms on north of nave. Several C18 and C19
wall tablets, including monument to Forster family (1790-1809), with draped
urn, signed by R. Blore, and 1864 tablet to Lewis de Crespigny Buckle, who
perished at sea on the S.S. Nemesis.

Listing NGR: NU1063513675

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Source: English Heritage

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