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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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NU 10635 13675


HEDGELEY BOLTON NU 11 SW 9/221 Bolton Chapel formerly listed as 21.12.69 Church, dedication unknown)


Chapel-of-ease, Anglican. Chancel arch C12, chancel walls probably medieval, nave and north transept early C19", south porch and vestry c.1868. Chancel coursed rubble with later ashlar dressings; C19 parts tooled stone with ashlar dressings, except for rock-faced porch; Welsh slate roofs, with 3 bands of green fishscale slates on South slope of chancel. Aisleless 4-bay nave with south porch and north transept, small chancel with north vestry. Romanesque style.

Nave has 4 round-arched single-light windows in double-chamfered surrounds on south, 2 similar windows on-north, and a wider round-arched west window; small arched bellcote on west gable. South porch has studded double doors under trefoil arch, and cross finial; inside porch panelled double doors with metal-latticed fanlight, under double-chamfered arch on moulded imposts. North transept has triplet of round-headed lights to north. Similar stepped triplet with circular light above in east end of chancel; single-light window on south to east of earlier blocked window. Ring cross finial on east gable.

Interior: Plastered. Semicircular chancel arch, stepped towards nave, on worn imposts carried back as band along east wall of nave. Early C19 3-bay screen of moulded arches on slender round piers with scalloped caps, to north transept. Collar-beam roof trusses with upper king posts, those to transept and chancel with arch braces on moulded corbels, the latter with pierced infill and wallplate. Boarding between rafters painted blue spangled with gold stars.

Small font with round shaft and moulded bowl dated '1732' in north transept; elaborate C19 Romanesque font in nave. Wrought-iron altar rails and Minton tiles in sanctuary. Coat of arms of Martha Burrill, d.1700, on south of chancel; similar painted coat of arms on north of nave. Several C18 and C19 wall tablets, including monument to Forster family (1790-1809), with draped urn, signed by R. Blore, and 1864 tablet to Lewis de Crespigny Buckle, who perished at sea on the S.S. Nemesis.

Listing NGR: NU1063513675


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

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Date: 25 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02946/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Oakley Clarke. Source Historic England Archive
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