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Church of All Saints, Matfen

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238677

OS Grid Reference: NZ0159374278
OS Grid Coordinates: 401593, 574278
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0630, -1.9766

Location: Matfen, Northumberland NE20 0RN

Locality: Matfen
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0RN

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Listing Text

NZ 07 SW

14/193 Church of All Saints



Chapel of ease. C12, extensively restored and partly rebuilt c.1845, possibly
by Sir Edward Blackett (cf. Matfen). Squared stone and ashlar with Welsh slate

Nave, chancel and west bellcote.

3-bay nave has much medieval masonry. West end has 2 large old buttresses;
vestiges of quoins perhaps indicate a former tower arch.

Round-arched south portal of c.1845 with 3 orders of columns and unmoulded arch.
Decorative ironwork on door. On either side flat buttresses, corbel table and
2 tiers of small round-headed windows, 2 to left of door and 3 to right.

3-bay chancel restored in Early English style with priest's door and lancets.
Decorated 3-light east window. North wall of chancel blank. North wall of
nave has similar detail with one row of small round-headed windows.

Gabled roof. Large bellcote with stone pyramid roof and wheel-head cross finial.
Base of bellcote on west side has 2 grotesque beasts' heads.

Interior: C13 chamfered chancel arch on C12 semicircular responds; the north
capital has scallops and saltire crosses; the south has scallops and intersecting

West wall has 19 whole or part medieval grave covers built into it, also several
architectural fragments. C18 baluster font.

Against chamfered south wall outside, headstone to Robert Stott, 1800,well
carved with scrolled pedimented top, angel, festoons and symbols of death and

Listing NGR: NZ0159374278

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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