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Shotley, St Andrew's Church

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Shotley, St Andrew's Church

A Georgian church standing in an isolated position at the top of Grey Mare Hill near Consett, St Andrew's is a cruciform church built in 1769 to replace a much older church on the site. The Georgian building suffered from subsidence due to the collapse of mine workings under the hill, and had to be rebuilt in 1892.

The building is extremely simple, composed of just a nave with two transepts, chancel, west bellcote, and an entrance porch into the south transept. Inside you will find a simple Georgian interior, with a very nice vaulted roof and fairly plain pews and pulpit of wood.

The most interesting feature is not ewithin the church but in the churchyard, where you will find the Hopper Mausoleum, a fanciful domed structure built in 1752. The Mausoleum is in neo-classical style, with pinnacles and classical statue niches beneath a peculiar cupola. It was built by Humfrey Hopper of Black Hedley as a memorial to his wife. Hopper himself was buried here.

St Andrew's is not used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

About Shotley, St Andrew's Church
Address: Grey Mare Hill, Shotley, Northumberland, England, DH8 9SJ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 8 miles south east of Corbridge. Kiln Pit Hill is signposted off the A68
Website: Shotley, St Andrew's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
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OS: NZ046552
Photo Credit: Ken Brown, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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