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Church of the Holy Paraclete

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.8386 / 54°50'19"N

Longitude: -2.4696 / 2°28'10"W

OS Eastings: 369935

OS Northings: 549413

OS Grid: NY699494

Mapcode National: GBR CD6H.48

Mapcode Global: WH91N.1M8Z

Plus Code: 9C6VRGQJ+F5

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Paraclete

Listing Date: 23 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240266

Location: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh, Northumberland, CA9

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Alston Moor

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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18/147 Church of the
Holy Paraclete


Parish church. 1869,by the Rector,Octivius 'James On a medieval site. Squared
rubble with stone dressings, slate roof. Simple rectangular plan with small
vestry on north which has catslide roof. Stepped clasping buttresses at the
angles, each carried up to a separate pyramidal cap; steeply-pitched roof.
South wall has C14-style doorway with one lancet to the west and 3 to the east,
all with chamfered hoodmoulds. 3 similar lancets on the north. The west end
has a re-set C13 window of 2 pointed lights with a pierced quatrefoil over,
from the east end of the old church, with C19 quatrefoil window above. Gable-
end belfry on tall corbels has small pointed openings and swept octagonal
turret with gabled faces carrying a fleche. The east end, with 3 stepped
lancets above a moulded string course, carries a similar but smaller turret
with a tall finial cross. Vestry with small lancets and pointed chamfered

Interior: continuous space. The lack of fitted seating, James' intention
front the first, accentuates the height of the building. Hammerbeam roof.
Broad shouldered-arched recess opposite the south door. The eastern lancets
have moulded trefoil rear arches; these and the triple sedilia have Frosterley
marble shafts. Double-chamfered arch on heavy moulded corbels to vestry.
Octagonal bowl and base of the font are medieval; perhaps C13. Marble tablet
with urn, on the south wall, to William Randal Featherstonehaugh d. 1807.

The church is said to have been designed by the Rev. James (who also made
additions to Clarghyll Hall, Cumbria) after he had visited churches in the
Black Forest.

Listing NGR: NY6993549413

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