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Church of St Wilfred

A Grade I Listed Building in Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1381 / 55°8'17"N

Longitude: -1.9832 / 1°58'59"W

OS Eastings: 401167

OS Northings: 582640

OS Grid: NZ011826

Mapcode National: GBR G9L0.FY

Mapcode Global: WHB1N.H3TW

Entry Name: Church of St Wilfred

Listing Date: 10 November 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370499

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239611

Location: Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, NE19

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Kirkwhelpington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Kirkwhelpington with Kirkharle and Kirkheaton

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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

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