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Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade I Listed Building in Bardon Mill, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9698 / 54°58'11"N

Longitude: -2.3301 / 2°19'48"W

OS Eastings: 378964

OS Northings: 563963

OS Grid: NY789639

Mapcode National: GBR DB5Z.B7

Mapcode Global: WH914.5BPW

Plus Code: 9C6VXM99+WX

Entry Name: Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 24 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239258

Location: Bardon Mill, Northumberland, NE47

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Bardon Mill

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Beltingham with Henshaw

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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8/8 Church of St. Cuthbert


Parish church, late C15, extended C17, restored 1884. Squared stone and rubble,
slate roof. Single cell, externally of 6 bays; western 3 bays thought to be C17
addition. 1884 north vestry on site of medieval sacristy or chapel. South wall
has chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses and thin stepped buttresses between
bays, windows of 3 trefoil-headed lights under elliptical arches with hollow-
chamfered hoodmoulds. Window sills set higher in 2nd and 5th bays with doorways
beneath;western door has elliptical arch in square frame, largely C19; blocked
eastern door, 4-centred head in square frame, head inscribed '16 91' 6(7?),
spandrels inscribed 'W IA BAL'. West end rubble, similar 3-light window,
squared stone corbelled-out bellcote with elliptical-arched openings. East end
squared stone, diagonal buttresses, window of 5 cinquefoil-headed lights, with
panel tracery over, under elliptical arch and hoodmould. Cl9 gable with cross
finial. North wall rubble, 1 central stepped buttress with 3-light window to left.
Vestry has possibly C16 window, re-set in east wall, with triangular head and
raised ball in apex of chamfered surround, old iron bars and diamond glazing.
Other openings Cl9.

Interior: large corbels flanking east window, left with sunk star ornament, right
with chevron, may be either re-used C12 or later vernacular work. Relief carvings
on inner splays of 3 eastern windows in south, of rabbit, flowers, fleur de lys,
grotesque mask etc. On north of sanctuary old rectangular squint with iron bars.
Font, simple circular basin and shaft, perhaps late medieval. C12 cross slab set
in recess of blocked doorway on south. Roof timbers and furnishings all of 1884.
East window glass by Kempe, 1891.

Listing NGR: NY7896563963

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