Ponteland Church of St Mary
Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Ecclesiastical site
There are major building remains
|Name||Ponteland Church of St Mary
Parish church. C12 - C15. Restored 1810, 1851 by Wardle, 1861 by F.R. Wilson and again in 1881. Squared sandstone and Welsh slate roof. West tower, nave, with aisles and porch, transepts and chancel.
Tower: C12. West door with one order of columns and chevron moulding in the arch. 2 small original windows above. Several other C12 windows on returns also several C14 cusped windows. Bell stage added C14.
Nave and aisles. 3 bays. Vestiges of C12 masonry; extended C13 (see masonry at west end) and again in C15. South aisle has two 3-light segmental-headed Perpendicular windows. South porch C13, reset; slightly-pointed doorway; pointed tunnel vault inside with 3 chamfered transverse ribs. North aisle rebuilt 1810 using old masonry. Low parapets and shallow,pitched roofs.
Transpets: South transept rebuilt late C15 with Perpendicular east window. North transept C13, the gable rebuilt in C19; 3 tall lancets on north and east sides.
Chancel: Long C13 chancel withchamferedsill string rising to form hoodmould over segmental priest's door. 2 original lancets on north side, C14 Decorated windows elsewhere.
Interior: C15 south arcade with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches dying into imposts. Similar north arcade of 1810. C13 chancel arch has re-cut corbels of Adam and Eve, before the fall on the south, after the fall on the north. North transept north windows have shouldered rere-lintels; the east windows have shouldered rere-arches. C14 glass fragments in chancel window heads. Trefoiled piscina in frame of dogtooth.
Many wall monuments, including:- Richard Newton Ogle, 1794 by Coade; John Dixon, 1716 - extremely rustic; Anne Byne, mother, and Anne Byne, daughter 1769 and no date, with interesting inscriptions. (Listed Building Report)
This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law
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|OS Map Grid Reference||NZ165729