CHURCH OF ST CHRISTOPHER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1155349
Date first listed:
05-Sep-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST CHRISTOPHER

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST CHRISTOPHER

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Chollerton
National Grid Reference:
NY 90479 74967

Details

NY 97 SW CHOLLERTON GUNNERTON

14/57 Church of St.Christopher

II

Church. 1899. By Rev. Hawes. Rock-faced, snecked stone with Welsh slate roof. Arts and Crafts style. Nave, chancel, south porch and north chapel.

West end has large round window with rock-faced surround.

4-bay nave has south porch with round-headed doorway under canted catslide roof. The door has wood panels of leaf carving and text in lettering of the period. Overhanging eaves with curved wood struts on stone corbels. Some medieval fragments built into wall. Nave south wall has 3 wide short round-arched windows with radiating glazing bars and rock-faced voussoirs. North wall blank.

Chancel has 4-light window in ashlar surround with segmental heads to lights. Also an elliptical-arched priest's door.

East end blank except for 2 slit windows. Nave roof gabled. Higher chancel roof is half-hipped at east end and gabled at west end which projects as a bell turret on curved struts.

Interior has canted wood boarded ceilings. Stone pointed arch to north chapel; also exposed stone jambs and rere arches of east end slit windows. Old octagonal font on C20 base. Low west gallery has panels of naturalistic carving.

Hawes was curate of Gunnerton, later became Roman Catholic and emigrated to Australia where he built several churches. He then became a hermit in the Bahamas. The Hermit of Cat Island by Anson.

Listing NGR: NY9047974967

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
239592
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Anson, , The Hermit of Cat Island

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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06132/02
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