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.
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.