Tweedmouth Parish Church – Church of St Bartholomew and St Boisil

Tweedmouth Parish Church, Church Road, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2AJ

Visit this listed building with interesting features and a churchyard with some notable burials. View a small exhibition and browse through transcripts of the 18th and 19th-century parish registers.

The Church of St Bartholomew and St Boisil in Tweedmouth is a Grade II listed building and a rare example of a pre-Victorian Church with later additions. It stands on the site of earlier churches going back to at least the 12th century.
There is a Georgian gallery with its original four pews and many other interesting features including a reredos which is a World War I memorial to John Kincaid, Coldstream Guards. The Churchyard which was closed in 1864, has the grave of John Mackay Wilson, author of Wilson’s Tales of the Borders; William Stephenson, a train driver killed in one of the earliest railway accidents, the local philanthropist Rev John Leech and Ralph Dixon whose pension, granted by Nelson is noted on the rear of the battle plans for Trafalgar.
Recent research has also revealed footings of a medieval Church tower and a much earlier section of cuboid stonework.

Click this link "Tweedmouth Church - 1350 years of history" to view the video by Phil Rowett

Event Times: Saturday 18 September: 11:00 - 16:00

Booking Details: No booking required

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information:

Contact for the day: Berwick HODS Team - 07966323231
www.berwickhods.org.uk
www.potss.co.uk/tweedmouth.html

About the author 

Linda Bankier

Linda Bankier is the Berwick Archivist and has run the Berwick Record Office for many many years. She has over 30 years experience delving into the archives of Berwick and North Northumberland, researching the history of people and unearthing unusual stories and information about the area in the past. Linda also enjoys encouraging people to use the archives to understand and celebrate our rich and unique heritage.

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