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Biddlestone Roman Catholic Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Biddlestone, Northumberland

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041304

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236111

Location: Biddlestone, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Biddlestone

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

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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