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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1041296



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Alwinton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Oct-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 236096

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ALWINTON LOW ALWINTON NT 90 NW 14/10 Church of St.Michael 21/10/53


Parish church. Chancel, north aisle wall, east end of nave and lower part of south transept C12. The rest largely rebuilt 1851 by Pickering. Dressed and snecked stone. Welsh and Scottish slate roofs.

Nave with west bellcote, and aisles, chancel with north vestry, south transept.

West end has 2 tall lancets and smaller lancets to aisles. 3-bay nave has pointed-arched south doorway and lancet windows. Clerestory has 2-light windows with shouldered lintels.

Chancel has priest's door With renewed shouldered lintel. One original C12 south window, one 2-light Decorated window with original tracery, and 2 'low side' lancet windows. C19 Decorated east window.

Transept has cross-shaped carving in gable, dated TSA 1672 for Thomas and Ann Selby.

Interior: Probably original but re-cut C13 north arcade with ocatagonal piers and double-chamfered pointed arches. South arcade and chancel arch are of 1851.

10 steps up to chancel which has crypt below, now vault of Clennel family.

Chancel: shouldered rend arches to low side windows. Deeply-splayed reveals to C12 south window. The Decorated window.has pointed rere arch. C13 or C14 piscina in pointed-arched recess.

Plain round font on thick round stem with moulded base, probably C12 or C13. Two table tombs in north aisle both with finely inscribed marble tops. One is of 1701/2 to Thomas Clennel. The other of 1745 has moulded side panels with excellent angel and memento mori. South aisle: Percival Clennel, 1796 by Jobling of Gateshead.

Northumberland County History : Vol. 14.

Listing NGR: NT9240105777

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dodds Hope, M, 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parishes of Alnham Chatton Chillingham Eglingham Ilderton Ingram and Whittingham The Chapelries of Lowick and Doddington, , Vol. 14, (1935)

National Grid Reference: NT 92401 05777


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