South Charlton – St James

DSC02987I had a meeting here – it is a long way north up the A1, onto the Berwick OS map NU164202. Pevsner gives the church two lines: “1862 by James Deason of London for the Duke of Northumberland. Small but good quality church in E.E. style”.


Entering the churchyard on the north side, having parked on the road through the hamlet, I passed the war memorial, and was surprised to see that the only WW2 name is that of a woman.












Inside the church is another memorial plaque to the lady – Sarah Elizabeth Dixon. There is a good website about the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service – I can’t find any mention of Sarah, so I have emailed them to see if they have anything. If they do, I’ll edit the blog.





Not – sorry good folk of South Charlton – a particularly stunning church, but they had the kettle on and made us welcome. They have plans and I wish them well.


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