Keys to the Past

Church of St Giles (Birtley)

This church was built in the 12th century and restored in 1884. Some original medieval features survived the 19th century work and include the north wall of the chancel and the chancel arch. A prehistoric flint arrowhead and an eighth century inscribed stone were discovered here in the 19th century, the stone is now in the north chancel wall together with several medieval coffin lids in the west porch. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7771
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Listed Building

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley

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