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Beltingham St Cuthbert

[Population 1911: 1,050 incl. Henshaw All Hallows]

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Beltingham St Cuthbert. © 2000 NDFHS.


Perpendicular, oldest parts fifteenth century, masons marks in windows. Stained glass in memory of Lowes family and Douglas Smiths and in thanksgiving for safety of members of the Bowes-Lyon family in 1904 accident. Tablet in memory of Rev. Anthony Hedley of Vindolanda fame (died 1856). Bishop Nicholas Ridley possibly baptised in the church. Organ, one-manual Harrison. [The Newcastle Diocesan Gazetteer (1982), page 46.]

A plate fixed to the inside of the lych gate reads:

To the
Glory of God
This Lych Gate
and addition
to the Churchyard
were presented to
Beltingham Church
Francis Bowes Lyon

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