List number: 1042234
List grade: 2*
Keys to the Past HER: N3967
Grid ref: NU0022645177

Church of St Anne, Ancroft


St Anne's is the parish church of Ancroft. It was built by the monks of Holy Island, in the early Norman period, or possibly earlier. The fortified pele tower was added in the 13th century (it is unusual for a pele tower to be part of the church), to provided protection from border raids from Scotland, which were frequent in the area at this time. In the churchyard is the grave of several Poor Clare nuns, who fled from Rouen in France during the Revolution and who received shelter from Sir Carnaby Haggerston of Haggerston Castle.[1] The church is a Grade II* listed building.

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Defensive Church

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St. Anne's Church, Ancroft

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St. Anne's Church, Ancroft

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Nave and chancel of St Anne's church

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West Door

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IMG_7364

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Poor Clares Memorial

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Books

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Window depicting St Christopher

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Window depicting St John the Divine

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St. Anne's Church Ancroft, Northumberland

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St Anne's church, interior looking west

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St Anne’s church, Ancroft

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St. Anne's Church, Ancroft

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Sundial, St Anne's Church, Ancroft

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St Anne's Church. Ancroft

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St. Anne's Church. Ancroft.

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CHURCH OF ST ANNE - Ancroft - List Entry
- "Parish church. Nave C12. West end raised into a tower C13. Restored 1836 and again in 1870 when the nave was extended, the chancel rebuilt and the door and windows ...

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St Anne, Ancroft
- Information about the church and services.

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ANCROFT CHURCH OF ST ANNE
- "Built as a chapel of ease in the Norman period. A fortified tower was added to the west end of the nave in the late C13. This tower has a ...

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Church of St Anne (Ancroft)
- "This is the parish church of Ancroft. It was first built in the Norman period. In the 13th century a fortified tower was added to the west end. This would ...

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