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Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Felton, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.2948 / 55°17'41"N

Longitude: -1.7202 / 1°43'12"W

OS Eastings: 417864

OS Northings: 600114

OS Grid: NU178001

Mapcode National: GBR J7F6.CR

Mapcode Global: WHC24.K52R

Plus Code: 9C7W77VH+WW

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236775

Location: Felton, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Felton

Built-Up Area: Felton

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Felton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Church of St. Mary

Roman Catholic Church, 1857, by Gilbert Blount for Thomas Riddell. Rock-faced
stone with ashlar dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roof. Three-bay
aisleless nave with south-west tower and south porch; two-bay chancel with
south sacristy and north vestry. Free C14 style.

Plinth, sill strings. West end has stepped diagonal buttresses and central
boarded double doors with foliate ironwork in moulded arch flanked by small
trefoil-headed windows; 4-light window above and small foiled light in gable.
Integral tower on right steps back to octagonal belfry with slatted trefoil-
headed openings and boldly-projecting angels at base of spire; small trefoiled
vents and moulded cap with wrought-iron finial. Steeply-gabled south porch
has moulded arch under canopied niches, stoup, stone seat and scissor-braced
roof. 2-light windows north and south of nave. Gabled sacristy has 2-light
windows flanking central buttress carrying chimney stack. East end has
stepped diagonal buttresses and 2 slits to crypt below 5-light window; spheric
triangle window in gable. Single-light windows on north of chancel above
vestry, which is part of former cloister linking to the adjacent now-demolished
house. All openings have hoodmoulds with variously-carved stops.
Moulded eaves cornices with gargoyles; coped gables on trefoil-panelled
kneelers; finial crosses.

Interior: Colourwashed. West gallery on 3 moulded arches. Richly-moulded
chancel arch on angel corbels, with canopied niche to right. Sedilia with
carved nodding ogee arches; pillar piscina with shelved recess. Arch-braced
collar-beam roof on angel corbels to nave, wagon roof to chancel. Carved
stone pulpit. On south nave wall 1870 brass to Thomas Riddell 'the Founder
of this Church': foliate cross with Virgin and Child in head, and Thomas
Riddell holding model of the church, at foot.

Listing NGR: NU1786400114

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