Bywell, a village in Northumberland, is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne opposite Stocksfield, between Hexham and Newcastle.
It is a picturesque village notable for it's two churches, Bywell Castle and Bywell Hall. The latter 2 are both privately owned and in their own grounds so there are no photos of them on this page.
St Andrews consists of a fine tower of the Anglo Saxon period, considered to be the best in the county — 55 feet (17m) high and about 15 square feet (1.4m2). Part of a cross is another reminder of the early period, when the church then had narrow nave, chancel and apse. It was very much enlarged in the thirteenth century in a time of local prosperity. In the nineteenth century it was extensively restored, and a lot of medieval grave covers were built into the walls of the church very attractively
St Andrews Church is now redundant to requirements and is preserved as part of our heritage.
Black and white past of Bywells churches
Bywell at Wikipedia
Bywell Hall at Wikipedia
Bywell Castle at Wikipedia