Chapel by the Aln

Mortuary Chapel, Alnmouth

Across the Aln from Alnmouth in Northumberland is a small ruined chapel tucked under a small hill.  The mound is called Church Hill and is topped by a wooden cross and gives great views to the village in the North and the dunes lining the coast to the South.  We visited the small chapel yesterday evening as the mist and the fading evening light provided for an atmospheric walk along the tidal inlet.

The chapel appears to be ancient but it turns out that it was actually built as late as 1870, a Victorian replacement to an old church that collapsed in the early 19th century.  The roof of the current building was removed as recently as 1988.  It seems to be known as Mortuary Chapel, a not particularly attractive name for a very pleasant location overlooking the river.


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One Response to Chapel by the Aln

  1. vivinfrance says:

    A lovely part of the world.

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