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Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade I Listed Building in Bellingham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1434 / 55°8'36"N

Longitude: -2.2562 / 2°15'22"W

OS Eastings: 383767

OS Northings: 583253

OS Grid: NY837832

Mapcode National: GBR D8PZ.B1

Mapcode Global: WHB1B.9ZWD

Plus Code: 9C7V4PVV+8G

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 10 November 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239423

Also known as: Church of St Cuthbert, Bellingham

ID on this website: 101370442

Location: St Cuthbert's Church, Bellingham, Northumberland, NE48

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Bellingham

Built-Up Area: Bellingham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Bellingham

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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21/42 Church of St. Cuthbert



Parish church. C13, extensively remodelled 1609. Restored and west bellcote
added 1865. Random rubble. Stone slab roofs to nave and south chapel, Lakeland
slate on chancel. Nave, chancel and south chapel. West end has C19 gabled
bellcote and 2 massive C19 offset buttresses with C19 lancet between. 2 further
C17 offset buttresses flank the west end. 6-bay nave with possibly C17 lancets
between C17 buttresses. C17 north door with shallow pointed arch in 3rd bay.
Similar blocked south door, also in 3rd bay, has square recess with projecting
moulded frame above. Large south chapel has off-centre, 3-light C13 window
with intersecting tracery, a single lancet on right return and a C17 square-
headed window on left return. C13 chancel has one original one-light south
window and east end with 3 lancets with monolithic heads. Remarkable roof has
alternating strips of single and double thickness of stone slabs.

Interior has east and west responds of former C13 arcade in corners of nave and
C13 double-chamfered chancel arch. C17 chamfered round rere-arches to nave
lancets. Nave roof has stone barrel vault with 15 transverse broach-stopped
chamfered ribs. Similar roof to south chapel which also has triple-shafted
corbel respond of a C13 west arcade. Arch into chapel from nave is round, double-
chamfered with broach stops of 1609. East lancets, have shouldered rere-arches.
Monuments to Archibald Reed 1729 and TheresaandHarriet Charlton 1829 on chancel
north wall inside. Attached to chancel south wall outside, monument to Charlton
of Redesmouth, 1628, with large irregular lettering carved in relief. Late C19
Gothic copper lamp over north door.

Listing NGR: NY8376883254

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