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Old 12-06-2010, 06:13 PM
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Default Felton St Michael

A photo of Felton parish church
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Old 13-06-2010, 10:49 AM
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Never been to this one Pete, had to look for it on the map

Will try and get over this Summer for a look, another big monumental inscription-transcription for me maybe.

did you notice any old gravestones - anything pre 1700? (I got this thing about the oldies now )


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Old 13-06-2010, 10:55 AM
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Here's a question for you Pete what was Felton Park used for?? was there a ww2 camp there or something - (I'm completely ignorant of felton history)

there are ground marks from huts or buildings visible on google maps:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...05659&t=h&z=18
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Old 13-06-2010, 01:06 PM
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Apart from studying the parish records and having a nose around the churchyard, i'm not so familiar with felton history myself Mike. (another project on the backburner)
I seem to recall that felton park had a catholic chapel belonging to the local bigwigs at a time when catholisism was discouraged.
Regarding the churchyard, there are some stones from 1750's, most are in poor order. A transcription would be good to have (there may be one in book form at woodhorn pit)
Anyway i had a drive over to felton to take a photo of the church as the board had no threads and managed to knock down a fencepost with the van. I had the vicar on the phone this morning to arrange a time to repair it. I'll see if i can get him on the site, he will have some info no doubt.

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Old 13-06-2010, 08:34 PM
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Old 14-06-2010, 11:16 AM
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A great site for local research


Agreed. I use their map pages all the time.

http://communities.northumberland.go...adston_C14.htm nice one of Chevington Drift on that page.
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