Part 1 HERE is where you’ll find the history of the church and Kirkharle.
The church itself is quite small but has some interesting features.
Stones with mason’s marks
Windows with reticulated tracery (the stonework fills the head of the arch with repeated forms creating the appearance of a net-like pattern- wiki) which you can see at in this shot of the interior taken from the entrance.
The font of course, which we originally came looking for, originally from All Saints church in Newcastle, it dates from late 15th or early 16th century, and was installed at St.Wilfreds by George Anderson in 1884 after the church’s restoration. It is eight sided and decorated with the shields of arms of old Newcastle families, including the Andersons.
There are several monuments/gravestones for the Lorain family, I liked this one but it came out a bit blurry sorry.
There is a triple sedilia (seats, usually made of stone, found on the liturgical south side of an altar, often in the chancel, for use during Mass for the officiating priest and his assistants, the deacon and sub-deacon. The seat is often set back into the main wall of the church itself – wiki).
Always good to find medieval grave slabs in good condition
and some pretty non-reticulated windows, thanks Clare 😘
all pictures embiggenable with a click,
full album of photographs HERE
That was our last outing in 2019, but we still did a few more before the Corona virus hit, so stay tooned for our next adventure!