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Church of St Gregory the Great

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kirknewton, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5659 / 55°33'57"N

Longitude: -2.1388 / 2°8'19"W

OS Eastings: 391346

OS Northings: 630251

OS Grid: NT913302

Mapcode National: GBR F4H2.RM

Mapcode Global: WH9ZG.3CTH

Entry Name: Church of St Gregory the Great

Listing Date: 21 September 1951

Last Amended: 14 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237663

Location: Kirknewton, Northumberland, NE71

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Kirknewton

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Kirknewton St Gregory

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NT 93 SW KIRKNEWTON KIRKNEWTON


3/87 (inset) Church of St. Gregory
21/9/51 the Great (formerly
listed as St Gregory's
GV Church)

II*


Parish church. C13 and C19. Nave 1860 by John Dobson. Tower later C19.
Roughly-dressed stone with ashlar quoins and dressings. Welsh slate roof.
Tower whinstone.

North-west tower, south porch, nave and north aisle, south transept and chancel.

Tower Perpendicular with 3-light west window and 2-light bell openings. Stepped,
castellated parapet with obelisks at corners.

4-bay nave with lancet windows. South porch, with shouldered lintel in 1st bay.

Transept, in 4th bay is lower with much older masonry. Victorian 3-light
Geometric window.

Very low 2-bay chancel has priest's door with flat lintel and chamfered surround.
Square south window to right, also with chamfered surround. 3-light east window
with C19 stepped lancets.

Interior: nave and north aisle entirely Dobson. 4-bay arcade with octagonal
piers and broad chamfered arches.

Chancel arch, probably C13. Very narrow, low, depressed pointed arch rising
from plain chamfered imposts.

The chancel is vaulted with very low pointed tunnel vault rising from side walls
only 3 ft. high. Priest's door and south window deeply set into the vault.

South transept has similar vault only rising straight from floor.

To left of chancel arch: C12 carving of Adoration of Magi.

In transept: monument to Andrew Burrell and wife 1458. Slab with incised
figures, the faces and hands indented for brass. Inscription round edges.

2 fonts: one at entrance to transept. C18 marble with baluster stem; the
other at west end of nave dated 1663, with ornamental panelled octagonal shaft
and bowl.

Monument to Rev. John Werge 1732, in chancel: aedicule with rusticated pilasters,
profile heads in place of capitals and well carved memento mori in pediment.


Listing NGR: NT9134630251

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