2016

NU1300 : Sundial, Longframlington

taken 8 years ago, near to Longframlington, Northumberland, England

Sundial, Longframlington
Sundial, Longframlington
In the St Mary's Churchyard.
Church of St Mary, Longframlington

A simple church consisting of unaisled nave and chancel of Norman origin, with later south porch, vestry and community room. It was a chapel of ease to the mother church of St Michael, Felton, before becoming a separate parish in 1892. The parish also includes the priory church of Brinkburn.

The nave is largely still the Norman structure of around 1190, although the window opening were renewed during the Victorian restoration. The chancel arch, the detached pillars of which are unusual, is also of this period.

The porch is probably 14th century, but was rebuilt incorporating older material, including the main arch, in 1749. The west end was remodelled at around the same time when the bell turret was added.

The chancel was rebuilt in 1882, and the vestry added in 1896. The latter incorporates a 14th century two-light window which is thought to have been in the south wal of the chancel. In 2012 a community room was added to the north side of the church.

Inside, the chancel arch is the main item of interest. There is also an unusual piscina in the chancel, clearly of old date and built into the new wall, consisting of a basic bracketed out from the wall, rather than being recessed or in the windowsill.

The church is Listed Grade I.


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NU1300, 70 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 January, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1310 0096 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:18.1541N 1:47.7125W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1310 0096
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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