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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NY 93108 71917



14/46 Church of St. Giles 15.4.69 GV I

Parish Church. C12, C14, c1796. Restored and gothicized 1873. Ashlar. North wall random rubble. Welsh and Lakeland slate roofs.

West tower, nave, aisles, chancel and south torch.

West tower of 3 stages. Lower 2 stages of 1769 have alternating rusticated quoins, flat band above ground floor and cornice above 1st floor. 3rd stage, added in 1873, has battlements, crocketed pinnacles and 2-stage wood-shingled spire. Cusped ogival windows added at same time, 2-light on ground floor, 1-light on 1st floor; also 2-light Decorated bell opening.

4-bay nave has Victorian south porch in left bay and 2-light windows with cusped ogival heads.

2-bay chancel has arched 2-light windows with quatrefoils over. Similar 3-light east window. Chancel north wall has 3 early medieval cross heads built in beneath tall cylindrical chimney and above lean-to boiler house with stone slate roof.

Interior has early C13 south arcade with 3 piers and 2 responds which are Roman monolithic columns, probably from Corstopitum. They have round capitals, square abaci and double-chamfered pointed arches.

C14 north arcade has octagonal piers, moulded capitals and similar arches. Chancel arch Victorian. Nave windows and doors have Victorian shouldered lintels.

C19 canted panelled ceilings. Nave has arch-braced king-post trusses.

2 fonts, one a large re-used Roman altar, the other C13 with round bowl on square stem with broach-stopped chamfers and 4 colonettes with moulded capitals. C17 font cover with scrolls and turned finial. C17 choir stall backs and altar back; elaborately-carved panels are re-used domestic material.

Organ by Father Schmidt, given in 1850, altered.

Medieval coffin lids and architectural fragments built into south porch.

Northumberland County History Vol 1V

Listing NGR: NY9311171917


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The Victoria History of the County of Northumberland, (1940)


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: 03 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/06131/27
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