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Church of St Bartholomew, Cresswell

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 238152

OS Grid Reference: NZ2906993326
OS Grid Coordinates: 429069, 593326
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2333, -1.5445

Location: Cresswell, Northumberland NE61 5JT

Locality: Cresswell
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 5JT

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Listing Text

NZ 29 SE
8/7 Church of St. Bartholomew

Parish Church, 1836.

Stone with ashlar dressings, all tooled and margined; slate roof. Aisleless
nave with south-west porch and short chancel. Romanesque style. Roll-moulded
plinth. Round-arched, moulded doorway in porch has trefoiled niche, with Virgin
and Child, above; gable cross. Openings round-arched except for 3 trefoil-headed
windows in eastern nave bays and porch west wall. Short buttress between west end
windows and quatrefoil above. Double bellcote on gable end. chancel windows
roll-moulded, the east end pair under trefoiled roundel, both under hoodmoulds
with carved stops. Eaves corbel table, with grotesque masks in porch and chancel.

Interior: gallery stair, with stick balusters and vase newel, in west lobby.
Lobby doors and gallery front have linenfold panelling. Round chancel arch with
dogtooth on shafts with stiff-leaf capitals. Royal Arms of William IV above.
Braced king-and-queen-post roof. East window glass by Thomas Willement:
medallions "in the style of c,1200".

The church was built for the Baker-Cresswell family of Cresswell Hall, whose
family pew at first occupied most of the chancel.

Listing NGR: NZ2906993326

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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