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Church of St Wilfred, Kirkwhelpington

Description: Church of St Wilfred

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239611

OS Grid Reference: NZ0116782640
OS Grid Coordinates: 401167, 582640
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1381, -1.9832

Location: Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland NE19 2PE

Locality: Kirkwhelpington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE19 2PE

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Listing Text


8/76 Church of St. Wilfred


Church. C14, C18, restored 1884. Dressed stone; west porch and vestry ashlar.
Welsh slate roof. Nave, chancel, west porch and vestry.

C18 west porch has battened door and round-headed west window. Lean-to vestry
on north side has 12-pane sash window.

2-bay nave has 2- and 3-light windows with Victorian Decorated tracery in C14
arched openings with original labels.

2-bay chancel has priest's door with 2 continuous hollow chamfers. Small 'low
side' window to left with cusped ogee head. Similar window on north wall.
Other windows on south side are 3-light with Victorian reticulated tracery in
original openings. Chancel north windows have genuine C14 reticulation.

East end rebuilt with large 5-light reticulated window.

Top 2 courses of wall added C19. Gabled roof with kneelers and flat coping.
Early C18 west bellcote with pilasters and heavily-moulded round-arched cornice.
Porch and vestry have open-pedimented gable and square stone chimney.

Interior has chancel arch of 2 continuous chamfers. 2 trefoiled piscinas in
nave. Chancel has C14 sedilia with trefoiled heads and similar piscina with
petalled drain on fluted stem.

Victorian hammer-beam roofs. Victorian chancel screen, pulpit and altar rails
with Decorated tracery. Elegant Victorian bench ends with carved panels and
leaf forms.

Perpendicular font from old Church of All Saints, Newcastle: octagonal with

Listing NGR: NZ0116582639

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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