Kirknewton Church of St Gregory the Great

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Ecclesiastical site

There are major building remains

NameKirknewton Church of St Gregory the Great
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishKirknewton

The parish church of Kirknewton was built in C13, but it was greatly altered in C19. In the chancel an unusual carving of the Adoration of the Magi, dating to C12, can be seen. (Keys to the Past)

Gatehouse Comments

Brooke writes there is considerable evidence for the original defensive adaptation of the building. However Peter Ryder, the noted and experience building historian of Northumberland describes the church in detail with no mention of defence.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNT913302
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  • Harrison, Peter, 2004, Castles of God (Woodbridge; Boydell Press) p. 67
  • Brooke, C.J., 2000, Safe Sanctuaries (Edinburgh; John Donald) p. 10, 36, 65, 67-9, 360, 366
  • Wilson, F.R., 1870, Survey of Churches in the Archdeaconry of Lindisfarne (Newcastle-upon-Tyne; M. and M.W. Lambert)


  • The Archaeological Practice Ltd., 2004, 'Kirknewton and Westnewton Northumberland an archaeological and historical study of a border township' Northumberland National Park Historic Village Atlas (The Northumberland National Park Authority) online copy