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Acklington, St. John the Divine. NU 227 019. Steve Bulman. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013).
Acomb, St. John of Beverley at St. John Lee. NY 933 657. Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Alnmouth, St. John the Baptist. David Gallimore. Link. Methodist Church, founded as Wesleyan in 1891. Peter Morgan (2009). Two further views - 1, 2. Both David Gallimore (2009). Hanwick Hall, which Peter advises is "thought to have been Methodist". The same building can be seen from the other side in this old photo. Notwithstanding this, I can find no web text reference to Hanwick Hall, so can you confirm that it was indeed a Methodist Chapel? Peter Morgan (2009). David Gallimore has sent a photo of Hindmarsh Hall, which is evidently the same building as Hanwick Hall. Previously a granary and corn exchange, it was converted to serve as a church in 1859, in which use it continued until 1876 when St. John was opened. David Gallimore. Link.
Alwinton, St. Michael and All Angels. NT 924 057. Bill Henderson (2015). Comprehensive history here. Grade II* listed.
Amble, St. Cuthbert. Bill Henderson. All that remains of the cemetery buildings is this arch, which used to have a chapel to either side. These were demolished in 1971. Peter Morgan (2009). Sacred Heart & St. Cuthbert (R.C.). Peter Morgan (2009). St. Mark (U.R.C. formerly Congregational). Peter Morgan (2009). Trinity Methodist Church. Peter Morgan (2009).
Ancroft, St. Anne. NU 002 451. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.

Bamburgh, St. Aidan, whose graveyard contains Grace Darling's grave. Both Bill Henderson. Two interior views - 1, 2. Both Peter Morgan (2009). Two further views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all David Gallimore (2009).The remains of the Chapel of St. Peter, within Bamburgh Castle. The apse. Both Steve Bulman.
Barrasford, Methodist Church (1877-8). NY 915 734. Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Baybridge, the former Providence Wesleyan Chapel (1867). The elaborate date-stone. NY 957 501. Both Mike Berrell (2012).
Beadnell, St. Ebba. Peter Morgan. Two further views - 1, 2, both David Gallimore (2009). The site of St. Ebba's Chapel - the remains of which lie buried just beyond the information board. Dating from the 13th century, it may be on the site of a Saxon chapel. A service is still held here on St. Ebba's Feats Day in August. NU 239 287. Richard Roberts (2017). Link.
Bedlington, St. John Sleekburn at Bedlington Station. Bill Henderson (2012).
Belford, St. Mary. Bill Henderson.
Bellingham, St. Cuthbert, and an interior view. Both Alan Blacklock (2010). Link. Grade I listed. St. Oswald (R.C.). Alan Blacklock (2010). Another view, Bill Henderson. Methodist Church. NY 839 833. Bill Henderson. Cemetery Chapel at NY 834 829. Bill Henderson (2013).
Bingfield, St. Mary. NY 978 724. Bill Henderson (2013).
Birdhope Craig, Scotch Church (closed since about 2006). Another view. NY 828 982. Although the plaque says 1826, Tony has a family baptism here from 1824, so this probably isn't the first building on the site. Both Anthony Preston.
Birtley, St. Giles. NY 978 779. Bill Henderson (2011). Grade II* listed - link. Link2.
Blanchland, the Abbey of God and St. Mary the Virgin, or just St. Mary the Virgin. Bill Henderson. Link. Another view, and an interior view, both Peter Morgan (2009).
Bolam, St. Andrew. NZ 092 826. Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Bolton, a chapel whose mother church is Edlingham, St. John the Baptist. Susan Sinclair.
Bothal, St. Andrew. Sally Funk.
Boulmer, St. Andrew the Fisherman. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2009).
Branxton, St. Paul - the burial site of the fallen from the Battle of Flodden Field, 1513. Bill Henderson.
Brinkburn, Brinkburn Priory. Another view. NZ 118 983. Both Alan Hopkins. Another view, Colin Waters Collection (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed - link.
Byrness, St. Francis. Bill Henderson. Link.
Bywell, St. Peter. Bill Henderson. Another view. Peter Morgan. Another, Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Close by is the redundant church of St. Andrew, which is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Bill Henderson. Another view. Peter Morgan. Link.

Cambo, Holy Trinity (1842). NZ 026 857. Bill Henderson (2011). Grade II listed - link. Link2.
Cambois, St. Andrew Mission Church. NZ 305 836. Bill Henderson (2012).
Capheaton, United Methodist Free Church. Peter Morgan (2009).
Carham, St. Cuthbert. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Catton, the former St. Paul (1904) has been converted into a private residen
ce. NY 828 576. Bill Henderson (2013).
Chatton, Holy Cross Church (U.R.C.). NU 056 282. Steve Bulman. Link.
Chevington, St. John the Divine. NZ 249 998. Bill Henderson (2014). Link.
Chillingham, St. Peter. You shouldn't need a reason to visit the beautiful county of Northumberland, but here's one - the Grey Tomb. NU 063 259. Both Steve Bulman. Link.
Chollerford, , St. Giles. Interior view. Both Peter Morgan (2009).
Chollerton, St. Giles (C). NY 931 719. Bill Henderson (2011). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Steve Bulman (2013). An unusual feature is the semi-circular enclosure at the East end surrounding a table tomb. Steve Bulman (2013). Link.
Choppington, St. Paul the Apostle. NZ 254 842. Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Christon Bank, Christon Bank Methodist Church, which was built as a Primitive Methodist Church (not chapel) in 1891. NU 212 230.
Richard Roberts (2017). Link.
Cornhill-on-Tweed, St. Helen. Bill Henderson.
Corsenside, St. Cuthbert. Bill Henderson. Link.
Cowpen, St. Cuthbert (R.C.). Bill Henderson.
Cramlington, St. Nicholas.  Bill Henderson.
Craster, St. Peter the Fisherman. NU 257 198. Bill Henderson (2013). Link. The former Methodist Church on Chapel Row, built as Primitive Methodist in about 1895. It was converted into a residence in about 2013. NU 257 200.
Richard Roberts (2017).
Cresswell, St. Bartholomew. NZ 290 933. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Crookham, Presbyterian Church. NT 916 381. Bill Henderson (2013). Link.

Denwick, Denwick Chapel (1872). NU 205 143. Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Dilston, St. Mary's Chapel at Dilston Hall. Bill Henderson. Link.
Doddington, St. Mary & St. Michael. Bill Henderson.
Duddo, All Saints, now disused. Bill advises that there was a sign advertising that permission was being sought for a change of use to a dwelling. NT 947 436. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II listed - link.
Dudley, St. Paul (1886). NZ 260 736. Link. The former Bethel Chapel, now a private residence. NZ 261 739. Both Bill Henderson (2012).
Dye House, the former Methodist Chapel, built as Wesleyan in 1894. Another view. NY 938 586. Both Steve Bulman (2013).

Edlingham, St. John the Baptist. Colin Waters Collection (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Eglingham, St. Maurice. NU 106 195. Steve Bulman.
Ellingham, St. Maurice. NU 175 256. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Elsdon, St. Cuthbert. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Bill Henderson. The marks on this pillar are said to have been caused by the notorious Border Reivers sharpening their weapons. Carole advises that one of teh incumbents was the Revd. Charles Dodgson, great-grandfather of Lewis Carroll. Carole Sage.
Embleton, Holy Trinity. Interior view. NU 230 224. Both Peter Morgan (2009). Two further views - 1, 2, and another interior view, all David Gallimore (2009). The former U.R.C. on Front Street, now converted into two private dwellings. It dates from 1833 and was originally Presbyterian. NU 231 225. Richard Roberts (2017).
Etal, Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1858). NT 929 394. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II listed - link.

Falstone, St. Peter. Another view. NY 724 874. Link. U.R.C., previously Presbyterian. NY 722 875. Link. All Bill Henderson (2013).
Farne Islands (Inner Farne), St. Cuthbert's Chapel. Peter Morgan (2009). An old postcard view, from Andrew Ross's Collection. Link.
Felton, St. Michael and All Angels. Bill Henderson. Link. U.R.C. NU 185 001. Steve Bulman. Another view. Bill Henderson.
Ford, St. Michael & All Angels, in the grounds of the castle. Another view. Both Bill McKenzie.
Fourstones, St. Aidan (or Aiden). Bill McKenzie (2010).

Glanton, St. Andrew, Anglican and U.R.C. NU 069 145. It dates to before 1895, when it is shown on an old map as Presbyterian Chapel (Scotch). On a visit in 2008, I could only find this one church, despite the OS map showing two. Also, Pevsner (revised edition, 2001) lists only the U.R.C. church, originally Presbyterian, but doesn't give it a dedication. GENUKI lists a St. Peter, but this Glanton newsletter from 2005 mentions the up-coming closure of this church. Presumably St. Peter has been demolished, and the now combined CoE and U.R.C. was re-named St. Andrew after 2005. Unless you know better.....   Steve Bulman. Howard Richter has been doing some investigation, and advises that St. Peter appears to have been built as a Mission Room, in ca. 1896 (absent from 1895 map, present on 1897 version), at grid ref. NU 0713 1447. The 1976 map shows this as "St. Peter's Church (CofE)", and it still shows on the 1981-2 map. Strangely, the current on-line Ordnance Survey map still shows a church at this grid ref. You can also use this to orient the Google Earth aerial image to see what might be the church foundations.
Great Swinburne, St. Mary (R.C.). NY 937 756. Bill Henderson (2011).
Greenhead, St. Cuthbert (1826-8). NY 660 653. Steve Bulman. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2013). Grade II listed.
Greystead, St. Luke. NY 771 857. Alan Blacklock (2010). Another view taken in 2013 when the church was being converted to residential use, Bill Henderson (2013). Grade II listed.
Gunnerton, St. Christopher. NY 904 749. Bill Henderson (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.

Halton, St. Oswald, St. Cuthbert and King Alfwald. NY 9977 6783. Bill Henderson (2012). Another view, and an interior, both Carole Sage (2015). Grade I listed.
Haltwhistle, dedicated as the Church of the Holy Cross. Steve Bulman. NY 708 641. Another view, Bill Henderson. Two further views - 1, 2, both Bill McKenzie (2010). The Two Churches, so called because it houses both the United Reformed Church and serves as St. Wilfred's R.C. Church. Bill Henderson. Methodist Church. Alan Blacklock.
Harbottle, disused Presbyterian Church (1854-1981). Colin Waters Collection (2012).
Hartburn, St. Andrew. NZ 090 860. Bill Henderson (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Haydon - see Haydon Bridge, below.
Haydon Bridge.
Healey, St. John. NZ 014 583. Bill Henderson (2011).
Heavenfield, St. Oswald. Bill Henderson. Interior view, Peter Morgan (2014). Link.
Hebron, St. Cuthbert. Another view. NZ 195 895. Both Lyn Chapple. And another, Bill Henderson (2013). Grade II listed.
Heddon-on-the-Wall, St. Andrew. Link. Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan). Both Peter Morgan.
Henshaw, dedicated as All Hallows. NY 764 644. Methodist Church. NY 764 646. Both Steve Bulman.
Hepple, Christ Church. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Holystone, St. Mary the Virgin. NT 955 026. Bill Henderson (2015). Excellent history here. Grade II listed.
Holywell, St. Mary. NZ 313 748. Bill Henderson (2012). Link.
Horsley (Ovingham parish), dedication unknown. Bill Henderson.
Horsley (in Elsdon parish), Holy Trinity. Link. Bill Henderson.
Horton, St. Mary the Virgin. NZ 275 796. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II listed - link.
Humshaugh, St. Peter. Another view, and an interior view. NY 920 714. All John Hall.

Ilderton, St. Michael. NU 017 218. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Ingram, St. Michael and All Angels. NU 019 163. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. The church seems not to be listed - but the lychgate is Grade II.

Kielder, U.R.C., also used by the Methodist and Anglican congregations. NY 623 941. Dave Westrap. Another view. Alan Blacklock (2010).
Kiln Pit Hill, St. Andrew. NZ 045 552. Bill Henderson (2012). Link (Churches Conservation Trust).
Kirkharle, St. Wilfrid. Interior view. Lancelot "Capability" Brown was baptised here in 1716. NZ 011 826. Both Bill Henderson (2011). Another view, interior view, and altar (note sedilia and piscina). All Steve Bulman (2013). The font, a rather too grand affair for this lovely little church, was inherited from the church of All Saints in Newcastle, which was demolished in 1786. Steve Bulman (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Kirkhaugh, Church of the Holy Paraclete (a unique dedication in England). NY 699 494. Bill Henderson (2013). Link. Grade II listed.
Kirkheaton, St. Bartholomew. NZ 017 772. Bill Henderson (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Kirknewton, St. Gregory the Great. NT 913 302. Sally Funk. Another view, Bill Henderson (2014).
Kirkwhelpington, St. Bartholomew. NY 996 844. Bill Henderson (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Knarsdale, St. Jude (O). Martin Briscoe. Another view. Glenn Parker. Two additional Views - 1, 2, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font, all Steve Bulman (2013). A series of date-stones give the following dates - built 1833, restored and enlarged 1892, vestry and porch added 1906. These, and the sun-dial, can be seen here, Steve Bulman (2013). This link says it is supposed to have been built on the site of older churches.

Lambley, St. Mary and St. Patrick. Interior view. Both Alan Blacklock.
Lesbury, St. Mary. NU 236 117. Steve Bulman. Another view. Peter Morgan. Link.
Longframlington, St. Mary the Virgin. Peter Morgan (2009). Link. U.R.C. Alan Blacklock.
Longhirst, St. John. Sally Funk.
Longhorsley, St. Helen. NZ 146 945. Link. Grade II listed - link. St. Thomas of Canterbury (R.C.). NZ 146 946. Grade II listed - link. Both Bill Henderson (2012).
Longhoughton, St. Peter and St. Paul. NU 242 151. Peter Morgan (2009). Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Lowgate, the former St. Mary (1895). NY 903 637. Alan Blacklock.
Lowick, St. John the Baptist. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Lucker, St. Hilda. NU 152 303. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II listed - link.
Lynemouth, St. Aidan. NZ 297 911. Bill Henderson (2012). Link.

Matfen, Holy Trinity. NZ 030 717. Bill Henderson (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Meldon, St. John the Baptist. NZ 119 838. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade I listed - link.
Mickley Square, St. George. NZ 075 616. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Minsteracres, St. Elizabeth (R.C.). Previously in the "Unknown" section. Thought by Peter to possibly be a Worcestershire church, my appreciation to John Parker for the identification, who also advised of the following link (which, wrongly, says Co. Durham). Peter Morgan.
Mitford, St. Mary Magdalene. Bill Henderson. Link.

Netherwitton, St. Giles. Another view, and an interior view. NZ 101 904. All Bill Henderson (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
New Hartley, St. Michael and All Angels. NZ 308 768. Link. Our Lady and St. Joseph (R.C.). NZ 309 767. Both Bill Henderson (2012).
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, St. Bartholomew. Bill Henderson. Another view. Bill McKenzie (2010). St. Mark (U.R.C.). Bill Henderson. St. Mary (R.C.). Bill Henderson. Link.
Newbrough, St. Peter. Additional view. NY 868 679. LinkMethodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1876. NY 881 678. All Bill Henderson (2013).
Newsham, St. Bede. NZ 300 795. Bill Henderson (2012). Link.
Newton Hall, St. James. NZ 037 652. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II listed - link.
Newton-by-the-Sea, St. Mary. Martin Briscoe. Another view, and an interior view, both Peter Morgan (2009).
Ninebanks. Steve Bulman. NY 783 525.
Norham, St. Cuthbert. NT 897 473. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
North Sunderland, St. Paul (shared Anglican and U.R.C.). Interior view. Both Peter Morgan (2009). Link. The former U.R.C. on Main Street was built as Presbyterian in about 1810, and was converted in 2008, and is now a B&B let. NU 209 314. Richard Roberts (2017).

Old Bewick, Holy Trinity. NU 067 221. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Otterburn, St. John the Evangelist. NY 885 931. Bill Henderson (2014).
Ovingham, St. Mary the Virgin. NZ 0851 6371. Peter Morgan. Another view,
Carole Sage (2002). Link. Grade I listed.

Ponteland, St. Mary the Virgin. Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson.
Prudhoe, St. Mary Magdalene. NZ 095 630. Link. The Gate Church. NZ 095 627. Both Bill Henderson (2012).

Rennington, All Saints (1831, additions 1865). Peter Morgan (2009).
Riding Mill, St. James. NZ 018 613. Bill Henderson (2012).
Rock, St. Philip and St. James dates from 1176. NU 202 202. Bill Henderson (2013). Interior view, Richard Roberts (2017). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Ryal, All Saints. NZ 015 742. Bill Henderson (2011). Grade II listed - link.

Scot's Gap, Methodist Church. NZ 039 864. Bill Henderson (2011).
Scremerston, St. Peter. NU 007 493. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Seahouses, Methodist Church. David Gallimore (2009). St. Aidan (R.C.). NU 219 318. Bill Henderson (2012).
Seaton Delaval, Parish Church of Our Lady. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Bill Henderson. Link. Holy Trinity. NZ2975. Bill Henderson. Elsdon Avenue United Reformed and Methodist Church. NZ 304 752. Bill Henderson (2012).
Seaton Sluice, St. Paul. Bill Henderson. Methodist Church. NZ 33 76. Bill Henderson (2013).
Seghill, Methodist Church. Bill Henderson.
Shilbottle, St. James. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2009). Link.
Simonburn, St. Mungo. Another view, and an interior view. NY 871 736. All John Hall. Link.
Slaley, St. Mary the Virgin. NY 973 577. Methodist Church. NY 977 577. Both Bill Henderson (2011).
Snods Edge, St. John (1835). NZ 064 525. Alan Blacklock. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
South Charlton, St. James (1862). NU 164 202. Bill Henderson (2012). Interior view, Richard Roberts (2017). Grade II listed.
Spittal, St. John the Evangelist. NU 006 515. Link. U.R.C. NU 003 517. Link. Both Bill Henderson (2013).
Stagshaw, St. Aidan. NY 981 669. Bill Henderson (2011).
Stakeford, Methodist Church. NZ 269 856. Bill Henderson (2013).
Stamfordham, St. Mary. The tower. NZ 076 720. Both Steve Bulman. Link.
Stannington, St. Mary the Virgin. NZ 2099 7942. Bill Henderson. Another view, Carole Sage (1964).
Stocksfield, Baptist Church. Alan Blacklock.

Thockrington, St. Aidan. NY 957 789. Bill Henderson (2011). Three additional views - 1, 2, (note the massive stepped buttresses), 3, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font, all Steve Bulman (2013). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Thropton, U.R.C. Bill McKenzie.
Tughall, the slight remains of the 12th century Tughall Chapel - a chapel-of-ease from Bamburgh which apparently went out of use circa 1630. NU 212 263. Richard Roberts (2017). Link.
Tweedmouth, St. Bartholomew and St. Boisil (1783). NT 995 522. Bill Henderson (2013). Link.

Ulgham, St. John the Baptist. NZ 234 924. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.

Wall, St. George. NY 916 689. Bill Henderson (2011). Interior view, and the font, both Steve Bulman (2013). Grade II listed. Methodist Chapel (1868), Steve Bulman (2013).
Warden, St. Michael and All Angels. The rather attractive lych-gate. John advises that the first church on this site was built in 704 A.D. by Bishop Wilfrid, but the present structure is largely of a re-build of 1764, though there is surviving Saxon work, and some re-used Roman masonry. NY 914 665. Both John Hall.
Wark (on the North Tyne), St. Michael. NY 857 775. Bill Henderson. Another view. Alan Blacklock (2010). Link. Methodist and U.R.C. NY 860 766. Both Bill Henderson. The nearby Chipchase Castle has a Chapel in the grounds. NZ 883 757. Bill McKenzie (2010). Another view. Bill Henderson (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Warkworth, St. Lawrence. NU 2468 0619. Bill Henderson. Another view. Steve Bulman. And another. Alan Craxford. NU 248 063. Interior view, and a tomb, both Peter Morgan (2009). Link. Remains of the chapel, Warkworth Castle. Peter Morgan (2009). U.R.C. Alan Hopkins. Cemetery Chapel (C). Another view. NU 250 063. Both Steve Bulman (2010). Link.
West Kyloe by Fenwick, the former St. Nicholas, now a private residence. Bill Henderson (2012).
West Woodburn, All Saints (1907). NY 901 867. Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Whalton, St. Mary Magdalene. Bill Henderson.
Whitfield, dedicated to Holy Trinity. NY 779 569. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Alan Blacklock (2010). St. John. NY 778 584. Alan Blacklock.
Whitley Chapel, St. Helen. NY 928 577. Bill Henderson (2011). Grade II Listed - link.
Whittingham, St. Bartholomew. Another view. Interior view. A closer view of the window. All Steve Bulman. Link.
Whittonstall, St. Philip and St. James. Bill Henderson (2012).
Widdrington, Holy Trinity. Alan Craxford. Another view. Bill Henderson. Link. U.R.C., formerly Widdrington Presbyterian Church. Built in 1893, it replaced an earlier building. NZ 253 955. Alan Craxford. Another view. Interior view. Both Lesley Taylor.
Woodhorn, St. Mary the Virgin, now in use as a museum. Bill Henderson. Link.
Wooler, St. Mary. NT 993 281. Bill Henderson. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view. Stuart Mackrell. St. Ninian (R.C.). NT 989 283. Bill Henderson. U.R.C. NT 993 279. Steve Bulman.
Wylam, St. Oswin. Peter Morgan.




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