British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St Peter, Chillingham

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 237515

OS Grid Reference: NU0621325959
OS Grid Coordinates: 406213, 625959
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5273, -1.9031

Location: Chillingham, Northumberland NE66 5NJ

Locality: Chillingham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 5NJ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text


17/49 Church of St. Peter

GV 1

Parish church. C12 and C13 with C16 alterations. C19 south porch. East end
altered 1960's. Nave, chancel, large south chapel, small north chapel and south
porch. Nave masonry C12. West end has buttresses left and right and C19 windows
with wood tracery in Decorated style. Pedimented bellcote of 1753 above. Nave
north wall has blocked Cl3 doorway and one C16, 2-light window with depressed
heads to lights. 2 similar windows to nave south wall. C12 south door in porch
has one order of colonettes, block capitals and arch with roll-moulding. Plain
parapet obscures low-pitched nave roof. South chapel has blocked lancet windows
on return walls, tiny blocked C12 window and a re-set C12 door with round head
and continuous roll-moulding on west wall. 2-light C14 windows with cusped Y-
tracery to south and east. Chancel, probably C13, has one small lancet on south
wall. East gable rebuilt C19. East window 1960's.

Interior: low-pitched C16 nave roof with tie beams on large corbels and King
posts. Early C19 box pews. Rustic monument to Robert Charnocke 1691, on north
wall. 5 steps up to chancel with crypt beneath. Early C19 chancel and chapel
arches, keyed for plaster, with double chamfers dying into imposts. Arch-braced
C19 chancel and south chapel roofs on mid C20 corbels. South chapel contains
large altar tomb of Sir Ralph Grey and wife. 1443. Sandstone. Canopied, enriched
arcades hold 14 figures of saints; angels with shields between. Bubble-leaf
ornament to plinth and cornice. In centre of each side 2 larger angels support
heraldic shields. Alabaster recumbent effigies of very high quality. Reredos
behind with angel holding shield between demi-angels with helmets. Above a C17
addition with strapwork and a Royalist motto:-

De bon vouloir servir le

Also in south chapel, C18 fireplace with Gothick detail. Small octagonal font
dated 1670. Jacobean pulpit.

Listing NGR: NU0621125960

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.