Religious Place In Edlingham, Northumberland
A small saxon church built on the site of an old 8th century church near Edlingham Castle.
If you have visited this church at Edlingham before, then I bet you just stumbled across it while visiting Edlingham Castle. It's pretty much how we ended up here.
St. John the Baptist Church sits just in front of the castle, so well worth a pop in as part of your visit.
There have been a number of versions of this church, initially a wooden building from 840AD right up to this stone building you see today which was built in the 14th century. There may have even been an earlier church from the 8th century!
As mentioned in many other posts, there were quite a few skirmishes betwixt the English and Scottish folk, so the attached tower was most likely built to help protect from border reivers. See if you can spot the small windowed slits that could have been used by archers.
It was a chap called Sir William de Felton who built the nearby castle and his tomb lies within the church along with a coat of arms on the wall above a recess. It is very likely that a statue of him, possibly in his full armour, would have stood here.
Few more shots of the outside while we head down to visit the castle.
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There is a parking on the grass verge leading up to the church gates.
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
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