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St Peter’s: Chillingham

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The Church is set in a lovely rural backdrop. As you enter the Norman doorway to the nave and chancel of a similar period, you see on the south side the 13th century Lady Chapel with houses a small Georgian fireplace together with a very ornate grey table tomb which is carved in fine sandstone supporting the alabaster figures of Sir Ralph Grey (died 1443) and his wife, Elizabeth. Beneath his red tabard Sir Ralph is wearing a suit of plate armour with his feet resting on a lion and his head on two cushions. His wife wears a flowing mantle over a side-less coat with her feet resting upon two little dogs. The sides of the tomb are decorated with niches in which a saint holding his emblem and tabernacles with carved pedestals and canopies are represented.

The Font in the north transept bears the inscription ‘God bless the Church’, M.R.W. Anno Domini 1670 whilst the pulpit at the back also dates from the 17th century. On the north wall of the nave there is a monument to Robert Charnocke, steward to Ford Lord Grey. New additions include the east window and new alter which were installed in 1967. Outside the west end of the church is the Bell Cote dating 1753.

Visit Chillingham Castle and see the famous cattle. www.chillinghamcastle.co.uk

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church number

Chillingham

St Peter’s

Grade I

12th Century


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Open 10am to 4pm

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