Newburn - St. Michael and All Angels Church

St Michael and All Angel's church was built in a commanding position above the village, over the course of 30 years, beginning in 1070. It is situated on the site of an earlier wooden built church, which was burned down in 1067. Around the time of the fire, the body of Copsi, an appointee of William the Conqueror, was found dead at the church door. Parts of Hadrian's Wall were used in the construction of the new church. The church was partially damaged in another fire in 2006.

Both of George Stephensons Marriages were held here and William Hedley, another Tyneside railway pioneer, is buried here too.

Description harvested from Newburn - Wikipedia

March 2011

More information:
Newburn Parish - St Michael's Newburn
Mackellar Architecture Limited - St Michael and All Angels, Newburn, Church Fire Reparation
The Journal - The 'grave slab code' baffles experts
Open Churches Trust: Churches - Newburn
BBC Tyne - Rising from the ashes. Article about 2006 fire.
History of Battle of Newburn which featured the church.
GENUKI: Church Records - Newburn, Northumberland Genealogy
St Michael & All Angels, Newburn - Tyne and Wear | Diocese of Newcastle

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