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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.8915 / 54°53'29"N

Longitude: -1.9309 / 1°55'51"W

OS Eastings: 404530

OS Northings: 555198

OS Grid: NZ045551

Mapcode National: GBR GCYW.RB

Mapcode Global: WHB2V.99SY

Plus Code: 9C6WV3R9+JJ

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 15 April 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156312

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240628

Location: Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland, DH8

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Shotley Low Quarter

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Shotley St John

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Parish Church, now redundant. Rebuilt 1769 (date on crossing arch)
on medieval hilltop site; restored and altered 1892 (dated slab on
east wall). Coursed rubble with cut quoins and dressings; slate roof.
Equal-armed cruciform plan with gabled entrance porch on south transept
gable. C19 studded double doors in pointed arch; single round- arched
lights in gable above porch roof and in side walls of nave and both
transepts; north transept has projecting end stack and studded door in
chamfered surround on right[ Nave west end has pointed window under
plain arched bellcote with pedimented top. Chancel has paired lancets
in side walls and C19 east windows in C13 style: 2 lights below a
quatrefoil. Dated slab with cross, flanked by heads of early medieval
slabs with expanded-arm crosses, below. All gables coped with swept
kneelers and various finials. Several C18 headstones affixed to exterior
walls, including one west of porch to William Dixon of Shotley field, 1767;
pedimented top, scrolly surround, foliage decoration.

Interior: chamfered segmental diagonal arches over crossing, dated at
intersection. C19 moulded credence table and piscina corbelled out
from chancel window sills. Mural tablets on east side of south transept
(Rev. Thomas Simpson, 1754 with Latin inscription in scrolly frame) and
at west end (Christopher Hunter, 1757,'a learned and judicious Antiquary
and Physician'). Fittings late C19, including panelled vestry screen
across north transept; small chamfered C18 vestry fireplace. Stone
benches in porch.

Listing NGR: NZ0453055198

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