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Church of St Mary, Ponteland

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238827

OS Grid Reference: NZ1659072955
OS Grid Coordinates: 416590, 572955
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0508, -1.7419

Location: N Road, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9PZ

Locality: Ponteland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 9PZ

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Listing Text

NZ 1672 (East Side)

27/333 Church of St. Mary


Parish church. C12 - C15. Restored 1810, 1851 by Wardle, 1861 by F.R. Wilson
and again in 1881. Squared sandstone and Welsh slate roof. West tower, nave,
with aisles and porch, transepts and chancel.

Tower: C12. West door with one order of columns and chevron moulding in the
arch. 2 small original windows above. Several other C12 windows on returns
also several C14 cusped windows. Bell stage added C14.

Nave and aisles. 3 bays. Vestiges of C12 masonry; extended C13 (see masonry
at west end) and again in C15. South aisle has two 3-light segmental-headed
Perpendicular windows. South porch C13, reset; slightly-pointed doorway;
pointed tunnel vault inside with 3 chamfered transverse ribs. North aisle
rebuilt 1810 using old masonry. Low parapets and shallow,pitched roofs.

Transpets: South transept rebuilt late C15 with Perpendicular east window.
North transept C13, the gable rebuilt in C19; 3 tall lancets on north and east

Chancel: Long C13 chancel withchamferedsill string rising to form hoodmould
over segmental priest's door. 2 original lancets on north side, C14 Decorated
windows elsewhere.

Interior: C15 south arcade with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches
dying into imposts. Similar north arcade of 1810. C13 chancel arch has re-cut
corbels of Adam and Eve, before the fall on the south, after the fall on the
north. North transept north windows have shouldered rere-lintels; the east
windows have shouldered rere-arches. C14 glass fragments in chancel window
heads. Trefoiled piscina in frame of dogtooth.

Many wall monuments, including:- Richard Newton Ogle, 1794 by Coade; John Dixon,
1716 - extremely rustic; Anne Byne,mother, and Anne Byne, daughter 1769 and
no date,with interesting inscriptions.

Listing NGR: NZ1658872956

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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