St Michael and All Angels, Alwinton

  • Description

    "This unique church nestles in the hillside at the foot of the Cheviots. People have met and worshipped here since the 9th century and probably before that. Men and women have made their way here on foot or by horse from their farms across the valley and surrounding areas, to give praise and thanksgiving to God. The Coquet Valley is still a place where the raising of sheep is the dominant feature of life and this place has been part of that heritage down through the ages. Nothing is known of the old Parish of Alwinton before the 13th century except that the original building on this site was a Norman Chapel, parts of which remain and dictate the orientation of the present church just North of East due to the geological structure of the hillside. The early Norman church had a nave of the usual double square plan and a very plain narrow arch leading to the chancel. In the 12th century, the choir was rebuilt..."
  • Owner

    Parish of Upper Coquetdale
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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