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Greenhead St Cuthbert

[Population 1911: 1,155]

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Greenhead St Cuthbert. © 2000 NDFHS.


The Lord of the Manor of Blenkinsopp gave land on which a chapel was built in 1828. This was within the parish of Haltwhistle but served the local population, rapidly increasing to work the Blenkinsopp colliery, and on the construction of the Newcastle-Carlisle railway. The chapel was designed by the architect Mr Dobson. In 1900 Col. Joicey arranged for a chancel to be built in memory of his father and at this time the nave was restored and a spire added to the tower. The oak reredos, pannelling, pulpit and choir stalls are characteristic of this period. The east window represents Christ in Majesty, King Oswald and his Queen, and some well known Northumbrian Saints of the sixth and seventh centuries. [The Newcastle Diocesan Gazetteer (1982), page 47.]

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