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Eglingham Church of St Maurice

In the civil parish of Eglingham.
In the historic county of Northumberland.
Modern Authority of Northumberland.
1974 county of Northumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NU106194
Latitude 55.4683° Longitude -1.8323°

Eglingham Church of St Maurice has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.

Description

The origins of St Maurice's Church lie in medieval times. There is medieval fabric in the nave, north chapel and chancel and the west tower was built in later C13. In about 1650 the church was partly rebuilt with more alterations taking place in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the tower there is are two medieval bells. Brooke writes the tower is strongly built and suggests it accommodation for a sexton or priest or a retreat for villagers.
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This record last updated on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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