Church of St John the Baptist Edlingham
NU 114-091 Northumberland England
The Church of St John the Baptist is an 11th century stone Norman church, which was defensible. Secured by a draw-bar slot, the 11th century entrance doorway is in the west wall of the nave. This is now the only way to entered the strong 14th century west tower, its ground floor is lit by one small rebated southern lancet and access to the upper levels, lit by slatted chamfered loops, are by ladder. The north arcade, chancel and southern doorway, secured by a draw-bar slot, are 12th century additions. In the rebuilt 15th century north wall, is a blocked doorway but no windows and the rest of the church was restored in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby is Edlingham Castle.
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