Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Elsdon

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Built about 1400, in the shape of a cross, the church is dedicated to St Cuthbert whose body is said to have rested here a short time in 875, during the wanderings of the Monks of Lindisfarne. This church replaced a small Norman building. It is thought that the Vicar's Pele, a fortified parsonage, also dates from about 1400 when plundering by the Scots was particularly bad. (Note: On the pillars nearest the entrance are many deep grooves made by the fighting men sharpening their weapons.)