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 courtesy of Wikipedia.

11th March 2011

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