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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Meldon, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1491 / 55°8'56"N

Longitude: -1.8141 / 1°48'50"W

OS Eastings: 411945

OS Northings: 583878

OS Grid: NZ119838

Mapcode National: GBR H8SX.10

Mapcode Global: WHC2P.3VD0

Plus Code: 9C7W45XP+J9

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 30 January 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238330

Location: Meldon, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Meldon

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Hartburn with Meldon

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 18 SW
15/97 Church of St. John
the Baptist
Parish church. Early C13, restored 1849. Roughly-squared stone in large blocks,
dressings; slate roof. Single-cell plan with C19 north vestry. Early English
style. Set-back angle buttresses, one unstepped buttress on each long wall.
West end: lancet window, coped gable with C19 bellcote in C13 style. South wall
has studded door with C19 floral ironwork in pointed chamfered arch with moulded
imposts and hood; and priest's door with similar ironwork under shouldered
chamfered arch. 5 lancets, that to east of south door a C19 copy. North wall
shows 3 lancets, the westernmost C19. East end has triplet of C19 lancets under
C13 pointed arch with hoodmould.

Interior: C13 pillar piscina on south of sanctuary, aumbry with old wooden door
further west; pointed recess, perhaps piscina, on north. North door similar to
south, now opening into vestry. Chancel has Cl9 painted panelled ceiling with
carved bosses.

West of south door effigy of Sir William Fenwick, d.1652, C17 ledger slabs with
heraldry built into walls; elaborate C14-style mural recess on north of sanctuary
is tomb of Isaac Cookson (of Meldon Park) d.1851. Minton tiles in sanctuary.
Late C18/early C19 glass,with arms of local families,in several windows.

Listing NGR: NZ1194783877

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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