Keys to the Past

St Helen's Chapel (Corbridge)

This is the site of the Chapel of St Helen's, that was first mentioned in 1300. When it was mentioned in early 18th century writings it was said to be in ruins. In 1802 the end wall was pulled down, but parts of the building were still visible in 1880, though nothing can be seen now. Geophysical survey of the area had no clear results, but excavations found seven short sections of wall. These were thought to be part of the chapel. A possible small fragment of the west end of the chapel wall may survive as part of the boundary wall west of the Parish Hall. This remaining fragment is a Grade II listed building protected by law.

Reference number:N8993
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Corbridge St Helen's Street 1992; GEOQUEST ASSOCIATES
TRIAL TRENCH, Corbridge St Helen's Street 1992; Northumbrian Surveys
WATCHING BRIEF, Corbridge, St Helen's Street - Archaeological recording of site behind Parish Hall 1994; P RYDER

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge

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