NY8773 : St Mungo's Church, High Altar and East Window

taken 10 years ago, near to Simonburn, Northumberland, Great Britain

St Mungo's Church, High Altar and East Window
St Mungo's Church, High Altar and East Window
St Mungo’s is the mother church of the North Tyne Valley. Up until the early 19th century, the original parish extended from Hadrian's Wall to Carter Bar and was at that time the largest parish in England; perhaps this helps to explain why the tiny village of Simonburn has such a large church.

There are some traces of an Anglican church from the 9th century, but the present building is mainly 13th century in origin with sensitive restorations made in 1762 and 1863.

The great East Window is in memory of Meyrick Beebee and is the gift of his widow. It represents the crucifixion of Jesus with His Mother and S John at the foot of the cross. The window was added in 1877.

The Church of St Mungo is a grade II* listed building (LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings)

LinkExternal link "The Great Parish of Simonburn" from Hadrian's Wall to Carter Bar

LinkExternal link Northumbria.info

LinkExternal link Wikipedia article about St Mungo
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 24 October, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8711 7357 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.3868N 2:12.1991W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8710 7356
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