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The Chantry, Morpeth

Description: The Chantry

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 August 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 238707

OS Grid Reference: NZ2004385885
OS Grid Coordinates: 420043, 585885
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1669, -1.6869

Location: A192, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1PJ

Locality: Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 1PJ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Morpeth Old Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

NZ 2085

25/222 The Chantry
(formerly listed as
11.8.50 Chantry Wells) )


Former chantry chapel of All Saints, later a grammar school and various other
uses. Now used as tourist information centre. c.1300 and 1738. Random rubble
to older parts. Later parts ashlar. Welsh slate roofs. Double-span roof.

North side has largely medieval masonry wth irregular openings. Blocked double-
chamfered C13 transept arch; also a blocked pointed-arched doorway and a blocked
lancet. To right a C20 shop front. Right return, i.e. west end of former
church, has pointed-arched portal in multi-moulded surround. 2 double-chamfered
pointed-arched windows above with C19 wood tracery. Bellcote over. Left return
is of 1738 with 2 round-headed windows with intersecting glazing bars in raised
surrounds with impost blocks; oval oeil de boeuf window over, all set in earlier
pointed arch.

South side is of 1738. Rusticated quoins. 5 bays.

Tall round-headed windows with intersecting glazing bars; impost blocks linked
by string; moulded arches.

Gabled roofs with flat coping and urn finials.

Interior: 3-bay C18 arcade with round piers and arches with architraves. 2
blocked pointed-arched doorways. Medieval roof timbers in older part.

Listing NGR: NZ2004285889

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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