Church of St James, Middle Road, Shilbottle - Northumberland (UA)

Built in 1884, and incorporating fragments from an earlier C12 church, St James is cruciform in plan with a central tower, south porch and north vestry. The tower roof is covered with felt and is allowing significant water ingress. Rainwater gutters and pipes also require overhauling. Funding was awarded in 2016, through the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme, for essential repairs. Those works are due to be completed in 2018.

Church of St James, Middle Road, Shilbottle - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1041723
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Street Name: Middle Road
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Shilbottle
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*