Monthly Archives: May 2013

Branxton – St Paul

Then north over the hills and across Flodden Field. The Battle took place in 1513. There is lots of information at http://www.flodden.net – and I have even found a “Battlefield Access Statement” (it’s a funny old world). It does look as … Continue reading

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Kirknewton – St Gregory the Great

My blog is becoming a useful resource – “have you got a photo of ..?” The Josephine Butler window at Kirknewton. Answer: No. Being a helpful bunny I dropped Julie at work and headed north … a long way north. … Continue reading

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Carham – St Cuthbert

There’s a B road south of the River Tweed – NT797384. The old railway from Cornhill to Kelso/Roxburgh is slightly to the south of the road – apparently the viaducts at West Learmouth are quite impressive (Grade II listed). There … Continue reading

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Cornhill – St Helen

We continued down the main road to Cornhill and parked at the back of St Helen’s church – NT858394. Another by our old friend Ignatius Bonomi, dated 1840, and Pevsner says it incorporates masonry from the preceding church of 1751 … Continue reading

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Norham – St Cuthbert

A gorgeous sunny day (17 May 2013), so we drove to Berwick for coffee. Then we drove west (could hardly drive east …) and crossed the Tweed at  The Union Bridge, Horncliffe. We visited Chain Bridge Honey Farm – www.chainbridgehoney.co.uk – … Continue reading

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Simonburn – St Mungo (inside)

Simonburn church – NY871736 – and the benefice website is www.humshaughbenefice.org.uk. Having entered through the Lych Gate, I walked into the porch. A Saxon cross shaft and other Saxon stones. As you entered the church and look east it is long … Continue reading

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Simonburn – St Mungo (outside)

Our Coffee Club had their annual outing, and this year I was able to go. We had an excellent lunch at the Battlesteads Hotel in Wark – http://www.battlesteads.com – and then drove up the valley. I went through the village, which … Continue reading

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Stamfordham – St Mary the Virgin – again

It was a grey December day when I last went to Stamfordham. On Tuesday 7 May 2013 I went again to an evening by John Grundy and Peter Ryder. Both were Historic Buildings Inspectors in the days long before English … Continue reading

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Whittingham – St Bartholomew

Yes, I know it’s May, but I never finished writing up our morning out in March. As we drove from Bolton Chapel, we passed the old station – a gorgeous building; photos and details at http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/w/whittingham/index.shtml. You can have a guided … Continue reading

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