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Church of St Giles, Birtley

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239550

OS Grid Reference: NY8780277962
OS Grid Coordinates: 387802, 577962
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0959, -2.1927

Location: Birtley, Northumberland NE48 3HW

Locality: Birtley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 3HW

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Listing Text


Church of St. Giles

Parish church. C12 restored 1884. Dressed stone and random rubble. Welsh
slate roof. Nave, chancel, west porch and south-west tower. Chancel north
wall and nave masonry is C12. Most other external features Victorian including
west porch with pointed-arched doorway, multifoil rose window in west gable,
and south-west tower which is a square vestry on ground floor, becoming octagonal
with lancet bell openings and short octagonal spire.

3-bay nave has 3-light stepped cusped lancets on south side. Nave and chancel
north walls blank. Three plain stepped lancets on chancel south side. East
window is 3 stepped lancets under hoodmoulds.

Blocked priest's door and north door, probably early C17, are square-headed
with chamfered surround.

Interior has C12 unmoulded chancel arch on plain chamfered imposts. Pointed
arch to blocked priest's door. East window has shafts and shaft rings.
Inscribed stone on chancel north wall, C8, with a cross and letters ORPE.
Several medieval coffin lids built into west porch, also a plain medieval stoup.

Listing NGR: NY8780277962

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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