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Church of St Cuthbert, Allendale

Description: Church of St Cuthbert

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 240198

OS Grid Reference: NY8378955957
OS Grid Coordinates: 383789, 555957
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8981, -2.2543

Location: B6303, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9BD

Locality: Allendale
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE47 9BD

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Listing Text

Allendale Town

24/78 Church of St. Cuthbert

Parish church on medieval site. 1874 by Austin & Johnson, except for lower
part of tower which survives from the church of 1807. Squared stone with
ashlar dressings, slate roofs. Aisled nave and chancel, west tower. Free
C14 style. West tower has 4 stepped stages; pointed south doorway with
hoodmould and stone above giving dates of rebuilding and restoration; paired
pointed openings to belfry, embattled parapet with pinnacles, pyramid roof
with vane. Aisle walls with windows,mostly of 2 lights,and stepped buttresses;
sundial at west end of south wall inscribed
LAT 54 50
(the latitude is cited as a reference to Allendale Town being geographically
the centre of Britain). Similar fenestration in chancel, 3-light east window
and C20 roof lights.

Interior: 4-bay nave arcades, chancel arch and 2-bay chancel arcades all in
C14 style with hollow-chamfered arches and moulded capitals. Simple pointed
tower arch of 1807. Fittings mostly later Cl9; elaborate reredos of yellow
Italian marble and mosaic work dated 1887. Glass in north aisle by Atkinson
brothers of Newcastle, 1906.

Listing NGR: NY8378955957

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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