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Chapel, Corbridge

Description: Chapel

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 239891

OS Grid Reference: NY9757463253
OS Grid Coordinates: 397574, 563253
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9639, -2.0394

Location: B6307, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5RJ

Locality: Corbridge
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE45 5RJ

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Dilston Chapel, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

NY 96 SE
9/130 Chapel

Roman Catholic Chapel, early C17 perhaps incorporating medieval fabric, reroofed
c.1850. Coursed rubble with roughly-shaped quoins and cut dressings; stone slate
roof (formerly lead). Simple rectangular plan with narrower western stair
turret. Gothic Survival style.

South wall stair turret + 3 bays. Turret has chamfered loop and moulded string
below crenellated moulded parapet; west face has chamfered loop and corbelled
projection to left; on north side a blocked doorway with triangular head beneath
empty panel and chamfered loops. Bellcote behind has triangular-headed opening
and moulded cap. Nave has old boarded door on south in moulded surround with
flattened triangular head, with 2 chamfered single-light windows (upper to former
gallery) and south-east window of 3 pointed lights in square frame, with
hoodmould. North wall shows three 3-light windows, with traces of blocked door
beneath the western; built-in slab with cross and inscription MARIA, in moulded
surround. East end has window of 3 pointed lights under round-headed arch with
hoodmould; panel with Radcliffe arms above. Roman tombstone built into wall below
and small loop to Derwentwater vault just above ground level.

Interior: Old box stalls with fielded panelling, C18 altar rails with moulded
balusters. Old boarded stair in chamfered surround. 4-bay roof has cambered
tie beams carrying purlins and ridge; central tie shows mortices for timbers of
former gallery (Derwentwater family pew). C17 iron-bound chest. Clear leaded
glass in all windows. Derwentwater vault (not seen) has stone stair, beneath
flag in chancel, and ribbed vault.

Rare example of a Post-Reformation Recusant Chapel, traditionally said to have
been built with finances raised for the Gunpower Plot (1605). Anglican from
1733. The Derwentwater Vault was cleared in 1874.

Listing NGR: NY9751163211

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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