CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1042770
Date first listed:
28-Apr-1969
Date of most recent amendment:
22-Aug-1986
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, TOWNE GATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, TOWNE GATE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Heddon-on-the-Wall
National Grid Reference:
NZ 13386 66892

Details

HEDDON-ON-THE-WALL TOWNE GATE NZ 16 NW

20/147 Church of St Andrew (formerly listed as Church of St Philip 28.4.69 arid St James)

I

Parish church. Some Saxon masonry, C12 chancel partly remodelled C13, aisles C13. Restored and west end added 1839. Squared stone with Welsh slate and Lakeland slate roofs.

Nave with aisles, south porch, chancel and vestry.

4-bay nave with paired lancets of 1839, largely in older masonry. Late medieval south porch with pointed-arched doorway, sundial in gable and pointed tunnel vault. South-east corner of nave, where it joins the aisle, has Saxon quoins. Lintels of north windows inscribed TAB 1839.

Chancel has double-chamfered plinth, blocked very narrow priest's door with plain tympanum and one small C12 north window. South windows are tall paired lancets and pierced circles above with carved heads. C12 sill band broken by larger C13 windows. Two broad flat buttresses. East end has stepped lancets of 1839.

Gabled roofs. East end has ridged coping with roll moulding, flat coping elsewhere. Tall gabled west bellcote.

Interior: C12 rib-vaulted presbytery with ribs of 2 roll moulds resting at east end on shafts with cushion capitals; west ribs and presbytery arch rest on triple responds of similar shafts; the arch has unmoulded soffit and pronounced zigzag towards nave; head of Saxon wheel-head cross on window sill. Chancel arch, C13, double chamfered with broaches, small nailhead in north capital. Medieval gravecover in south window sill; Saxon tympanum above C19 door into vestry. North arcade c.1200, broad-chamfered pointed arches with round piers and capitals; east capital has primitive volutes, east respond has waterleaf capital. Early C13 south arcade with round piers and double-chamfered arches. West bay is addition of 1839. C15 chest in north aisle. Small round C17 font on round base with moulded foot.

Listing NGR: NZ1338566892

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
238632
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 21 Aug 1999
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