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Church of St Cuthbert, Bellingham

Description: Church of St Cuthbert

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239423

OS Grid Reference: NY8376783252
OS Grid Coordinates: 383767, 583252
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1434, -2.2562

Location: Westland, Bellingham, Northumberland NE48 2HE

Locality: Bellingham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 2HE

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Listing Text


21/42 Church of St. Cuthbert



Parish church. C13, extensively remodelled 1609. Restored and west bellcote
added 1865. Random rubble. Stone slab roofs to nave and south chapel, Lakeland
slate on chancel. Nave, chancel and south chapel. West end has C19 gabled
bellcote and 2 massive C19 offset buttresses with C19 lancet between. 2 further
C17 offset buttresses flank the west end. 6-bay nave with possibly C17 lancets
between C17 buttresses. C17 north door with shallow pointed arch in 3rd bay.
Similar blocked south door, also in 3rd bay, has square recess with projecting
moulded frame above. Large south chapel has off-centre, 3-light C13 window
with intersecting tracery, a single lancet on right return and a C17 square-
headed window on left return. C13 chancel has one original one-light south
window and east end with 3 lancets with monolithic heads. Remarkable roof has
alternating strips of single and double thickness of stone slabs.

Interior has east and west responds of former C13 arcade in corners of nave and
C13 double-chamfered chancel arch. C17 chamfered round rere-arches to nave
lancets. Nave roof has stone barrel vault with 15 transverse broach-stopped
chamfered ribs. Similar roof to south chapel which also has triple-shafted
corbel respond of a C13 west arcade. Arch into chapel from nave is round, double-
chamfered with broach stops of 1609. East lancets, have shouldered rere-arches.
Monuments to Archibald Reed 1729 and TheresaandHarriet Charlton 1829 on chancel
north wall inside. Attached to chancel south wall outside, monument to Charlton
of Redesmouth, 1628, with large irregular lettering carved in relief. Late C19
Gothic copper lamp over north door.

Listing NGR: NY8376883254

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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