Keys to the Past

Chapel of St Giles (Eglingham)

The remains of a building stand on a knoll called Castle Close, near to North Charlton medieval village. As there is no evidence of a castle in the village, archaeologists believe it is the Chapel of St Giles. It was mentioned in 12th century documents and had apparently fallen into ruin by the 14th century. The chapel foundations measure 15m long by 8m wide, with a smaller square building attached to one side. When land south of the chapel was cultivated, a number of graves were found and this was probably the site of the graveyard. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5036
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; J H Ostridge
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard

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Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham

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