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Heddon on the Wall

Heddon on the Wall

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.15

Length: 152

Width: 242

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Outline view of St Andrew's church at Heddon on the Wall in Northumberland. It was built on the site of an ancient hilltop church, around AD680. Amazingly well preserved, its choir has pre-Conquest doorheads, and its sanctuary, vaulted ceiling with roundheaded window, and nave all date from the Norman era.

It has a single bell in its tower, which was recast in 1704, and 26 stained-glass windows from the 19th century, depicting the lives of saints and local holymen. The earliest headstones in the churchyard date from around 1700. Registers from 1656 are held at the County Record Office.

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