Church of St Mary, Woodhorn, Newbiggin by the Sea - Northumberland (UA)

Former parish church with surviving pre-Conquest elements. Significant rebuilding work took place throughout the C12 and C13 before a major rebuild was carried out in 1843-44 by B & J Green architects. The church closed as a place of worship in 1972 and was subsequently used as a museum and workspace for artists. Structural movement has been identified in some parts of the building and other repairs are required. Discussions are underway to help secure the church's repair and future use.

Church of St Mary, Woodhorn, Newbiggin by the Sea - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY WOODHORN CHURCH MUSEUM
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1304471
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Locality: Woodhorn
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Newbiggin by the Sea
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wansbeck
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

David Farrington 0191 269 1230

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England