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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Chillingham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.5273 / 55°31'38"N

Longitude: -1.9031 / 1°54'11"W

OS Eastings: 406213

OS Northings: 625960

OS Grid: NU062259

Mapcode National: GBR H44J.SF

Mapcode Global: WH9ZR.QBYJ

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 21 September 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237515

Location: Chillingham, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Chillingham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Chatton with Chillingham

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


17/49 Church of St. Peter

GV 1

Parish church. C12 and C13 with C16 alterations. C19 south porch. East end
altered 1960's. Nave, chancel, large south chapel, small north chapel and south
porch. Nave masonry C12. West end has buttresses left and right and C19 windows
with wood tracery in Decorated style. Pedimented bellcote of 1753 above. Nave
north wall has blocked Cl3 doorway and one C16, 2-light window with depressed
heads to lights. 2 similar windows to nave south wall. C12 south door in porch
has one order of colonettes, block capitals and arch with roll-moulding. Plain
parapet obscures low-pitched nave roof. South chapel has blocked lancet windows
on return walls, tiny blocked C12 window and a re-set C12 door with round head
and continuous roll-moulding on west wall. 2-light C14 windows with cusped Y-
tracery to south and east. Chancel, probably C13, has one small lancet on south
wall. East gable rebuilt C19. East window 1960's.

Interior: low-pitched C16 nave roof with tie beams on large corbels and King
posts. Early C19 box pews. Rustic monument to Robert Charnocke 1691, on north
wall. 5 steps up to chancel with crypt beneath. Early C19 chancel and chapel
arches, keyed for plaster, with double chamfers dying into imposts. Arch-braced
C19 chancel and south chapel roofs on mid C20 corbels. South chapel contains
large altar tomb of Sir Ralph Grey and wife. 1443. Sandstone. Canopied, enriched
arcades hold 14 figures of saints; angels with shields between. Bubble-leaf
ornament to plinth and cornice. In centre of each side 2 larger angels support
heraldic shields. Alabaster recumbent effigies of very high quality. Reredos
behind with angel holding shield between demi-angels with helmets. Above a C17
addition with strapwork and a Royalist motto:-

De bon vouloir servir le

Also in south chapel, C18 fireplace with Gothick detail. Small octagonal font
dated 1670. Jacobean pulpit.

Listing NGR: NU0621125960

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