Elsdon church, Saint Cuthberts
Just in case there should be anydoubt about the origin of this church the notice board states quite
clearly the debt owed to St Cuthbert. As with All Saints at
Rothbury this church is reputed to have been much larger than it is now.
A blocked tower arch might well be 12th century as are the western responds of the arcade.
Substantial restoration work was undertaken during the 19th dentury, in 1837 when the south porch was added and
then in 1877 further work was undertaken.
and a view towards the Simonside hills
Here you can see Elsdon on the Google map. The Motte and Bailey remains to the north are very
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