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The Church of St. Bartholomew's is in a remarkably impressive situation away from the town, in a treeless churchyard very close to the sea. The town was originally called South Wallerick, after the Danish invasion in AD875 the town was renamed Neubegang or Newbegining, with several different spellings until we have the present Newbiggin. There is evidence of of an ancient Saxon Chapelry here, this chapel of ease is supposed to have been built by the monks of Lindisfarne and used by them in their mission to Northumbria and also on their journeys to and from Tynemouth Priory and Whitby. The present church has 13thC origins. It was once the 'daughter' church in the parish of Woodhorn but was made the 'mother' church of the parish when St. Mary the Virgin in Woodhorn Village was declared redundant in 1973.
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