Heddon-on-the-Wall - St Andrew’s

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    "Heddon-on-the-Wall is only 9 miles from Newcastle and is the first of several churches on the road from Newcastle to Hexham that have Anglo-Saxon origins - Ovingham, Bywell (two!) and Corbridge are amongst them. This nexus of churches - and many others in this area - follows a quite distinct pattern: Anglo-Saxon origins with heavy reconstruction during the Early English period (1189-1280 approx). There is surprisingly little Norman work. See my footnote below. Heddon-on-the-Wall, however, is an exception. Here there are fragments of a c7 Anglo-Saxon church with a Norman sanctuary. The original church was probably built in AD680. Only in the old Kingdom of Northumbria are such dates relatively commonplace! The original nave occupied space now taken up by the two easternmost bays of the present nave. the apsidal chancel occupied what is the now the choir and a little of the Norman chancel....."
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    Great English Churches
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    Link: http://greatenglishchurches.co.uk/html/heddon-on-the-wall.html
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    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 5 years, 10 months ago
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