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Church of St Cuthbert RC, Cowpen

The Roman Catholic church of St Cuthbert in Cowpen, Blyth, Nothumberland, is located off Cowpen Road (A193). The Sidney Family came to Cowpen Hall in 1804 where Catholic Mass was provided by a French priest. Later Mass moved to Cowpen Grove House, but this became too small due the growth of the Catholic community associated with the influx of Irish immigrants who came to work at the Bedlington Iron Works. Marlow J Sidney converted an old cow byre to be used as the first church at Cowpen and this became part of a wider Benedictine mission established in 1836.[1] The church was remodelled by John Dobson in 1840. The church is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Blyth Irish migration to North East England Historic Buildings and Monuments in Blyth Saint Cuthbert (634-687) 1840 Cowpen Grade II Listed Catholic Church John Dobson (1787 - 1865)
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Cowpen, Blyth, Northumberland, the Roman Catholic Church of St Cuthbert

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- "....The Sidney Family came to Cowpen Hall in 1804 and Mass was first offered there by a French priest. Mass subsequently moved to Cowpen Grove House and, after this became …

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  • Mary Ann Schaefer on June 29, 2023, 11:31 a.m.

    I just discovered baptisms in the late 1850s related to my family group from County Leitrim, Ireland. Also found in the 1861 census of Cowpen. So interesting! It appears that some went back and forth between Ireland and England -- the employment in England likely helped them pay their landlords in Ireland.

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List number: 1431014
List grade: 2
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NZ2950281846


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