Keys to the Past

St Waleric's Chapel (Alnmouth)

Cross marking the site of St Waleric's Chapel, Alnmouth. Photo by Glasgow University.
Cross marking the site of St Waleric's Chapel, Alnmouth. Photo by Glasgow University.

This is the site of the church known as St Waleric's Chapel. There was probably originally an Anglo-Saxon church here, as sculpture from this period has been found. The church was probably rebuilt in the 12th century, when the borough of Alnmouth was founded Although it fell into disuse in the 16th century and finally collapsed in the early 19th century, images survive of the church from the 17th century. It was clearly a large building, though it did not have a tower or steeple.

Reference number:N5704
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Alnmouth Old Church

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Source of Reference
Local History of Alnmouth


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