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The Chantry

A Grade I Listed Building in Morpeth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1669 / 55°10'0"N

Longitude: -1.6869 / 1°41'12"W

OS Eastings: 420043

OS Northings: 585885

OS Grid: NZ200858

Mapcode National: GBR J8NP.LM

Mapcode Global: WHC2R.1DZB

Plus Code: 9C7W5887+Q6

Entry Name: The Chantry

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Last Amended: 22 August 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042759

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238707

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Morpeth

Built-Up Area: Morpeth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Morpeth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 2085

25/222 The Chantry
(formerly listed as
11.8.50 Chantry Wells) )


Former chantry chapel of All Saints, later a grammar school and various other
uses. Now used as tourist information centre. c.1300 and 1738. Random rubble
to older parts. Later parts ashlar. Welsh slate roofs. Double-span roof.

North side has largely medieval masonry wth irregular openings. Blocked double-
chamfered C13 transept arch; also a blocked pointed-arched doorway and a blocked
lancet. To right a C20 shop front. Right return, i.e. west end of former
church, has pointed-arched portal in multi-moulded surround. 2 double-chamfered
pointed-arched windows above with C19 wood tracery. Bellcote over. Left return
is of 1738 with 2 round-headed windows with intersecting glazing bars in raised
surrounds with impost blocks; oval oeil de boeuf window over, all set in earlier
pointed arch.

South side is of 1738. Rusticated quoins. 5 bays.

Tall round-headed windows with intersecting glazing bars; impost blocks linked
by string; moulded arches.

Gabled roofs with flat coping and urn finials.

Interior: 3-bay C18 arcade with round piers and arches with architraves. 2
blocked pointed-arched doorways. Medieval roof timbers in older part.

Listing NGR: NZ2004285889

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