Meldon, Northumberland – St John (again)

When I visited in 2012 I commented I should have photoed Meldon station on the Wannie Line. This time I did. It was opened in 1862. Passenger services lasted for 90 years, and freight for another decade after that. I put some video of the line on an earlier post – this one.


The church is in the middle of the hamlet – NZ119838. It dates from the 13th century, and was restored by John Dobson in 1849.


DSC02608On the churchyard wall is a “Thankful Village” notice – see my last blog about Ousby in Cumbria – and a certificate is inside.



Here are better photos of the west end and the tomb of William Fenwick (died 1652).


This time I photoed the Evetts glass in the east window.


Meldon is in a Benefice with Bolam, Hartburn, Netherwitton and Whalton. On Sunday 10 July they have a Benefice Cricket Match at Belsay Cricket ground. The same afternoon Netherwitton church have their fete in the grounds of Nethwerwitton Hall. I love the Church of England – all so terribly English! Let’s hope the sun shines for them – but please remember, it is not the Vicar’s fault when it rains.



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