Church of Our Lady, Seaton Delaval, Seaton Valley - Northumberland (UA)

Originally the private chapel of the Delaval family, the church has a short and tall nave, lower chancel and west porch. It dates from the early-C12, but may incorporate earlier fabric. Structural movement, which is affecting two internal arches and the east wall, has been monitored since 1998. Following a specialist report in 2011, exploratory work is underway to determine the cause of the movement and potential repair solutions. This work is being funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme, with advice provided by Historic England.

Church of Our Lady, Seaton Delaval, Seaton Valley - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF OUR LADY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1041317
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of Our Lady
  • Street Name: A190
  • Locality: Seaton Delaval
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Seaton Valley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Blyth Valley
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, RPG grade II*, CA