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Latitude: 55.3688 / 55°22'7"N
Longitude: -2.072 / 2°4'19"W
OS Eastings: 395532
OS Northings: 608312
OS Grid: NT955083
Mapcode National: GBR F6ZC.68
Mapcode Global: WHB0G.4BL1
Entry Name: Biddlestone Roman Catholic Chapel
Listing Date: 31 July 1986
Last Amended: 3 September 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041304
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236111
Location: Biddlestone, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Biddlestone
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NT 90 NE
15/25 Biddlestone Roman
31/7/86 Catholic Chapel
(formerly Listed as
Roman Catholic Chapel)
R.C. chapel, formerly private chapel to demolished Biddlestone Hall. Basement
C13, chapel early C19, possibly 1820 by John Dobson, for Waiter Selby. Random
rubble, ashlar and graduated Lakeland slate roof.
The basement is the tunnel-vaulted ground floor of a C13 tower. Massive masonry
and walls 6 ft. thick. Inner doorway at east end has pointed arch with
continuous chamfered surround. Continuous offset above ground floor.
Medieval masonry continues higher on north and west sides, indeed to eaves level
on north side. Otherwise the chapel is ashlar. 3 bays. Pointed-arched south
windows with cusped Y-tracery and dripstones. Similar 3-light east window.
Gabled roof with flat coping, kneelers and foliated-cross finial on east gable.
West end is irregular and patched where chapel adjoined house. Doorway to 1st
floor is reached by later closed-in external stair. Parts of 2 C16 or C17
blocked mullioned windows with moulded frames.
In an isolated and extremely picturesque situation.
Northumberland County History Vol. XIV.
Biographical Dictionary of British Architects: Howard Colvin.
Listing NGR: NT9553208312
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