St Andrew's Church, Shotley, Northumberland

Address: Kiln Pit Hill, Shotley, Consett, County Durham, DH8 9SJ
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A church high on a hilltop

Perched on Grey Mare Hill (293 metres high), St Andrew's was built in 1769 on the site of a much older church.

Inside, it is a simple and appealing cruciform church, with sturdy stone ribs over the crossing.

As well as some fine 18th-century headstones in the churchyard, there is also the fantastic domed structure of the Hopper Mausoleum, erected in 1752, with obelisks above and statues in carved niches on the sides.

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Road directions

8 miles south east of Corbridge; travelling south from Corbridge on A68 Kiln Pit Hill is signposted on the left; after 800 yards the church can be seen to the right; a footpath leads up the hill

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Riding Mill (5 miles).

OS Reference No.

NZ 045 553

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Comments

  1. Anonymous (22 Jan 2012, 10:00)

    Beautiful church, full of peace and calm. Views around are stunning. Well worth the short treck across the field.

  2. Sam Hewitt (11 Jun 2012, 00:40)

    I used to visit this church often but never saw inside, the location is testimomy to gods work. The creation of the stunning scerery around is a prayer in itself. Wish it was still in use, would love to be married there!

  3. Barrie Davison (31 Dec 2012, 02:33)

    Absolutely aewsome place.Visited it on a day when the rain poured down from the heavens! Made it more atmospheric...great!

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St Andrew's Church, Shotley, Northumberland

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Difficult access up the hill to the church and there is a step up into church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.