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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9701 / 54°58'12"N

Longitude: -1.6157 / 1°36'56"W

OS Eastings: 424700

OS Northings: 564012

OS Grid: NZ247640

Mapcode National: GBR SNZ.0L

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.4BWP

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304918

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(north side)
20/566 and 23/566 Church of St. John the
14.6.54 Baptist
Parish church. Mostly C14 and C15; chancel largely rebuilt 1848. Sandstone with
ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. Cruciform with aisles clasping west tower; south
porch; north transept with west aisle. 3-stage tower has 3-light window, small
window above, and bar tracery to 2-light belfry openings under battlemented parapet
with corner pinnacles; octagonal clasping buttresses. Gabled porch has moulded 2-
centred arch. Segmental-headed 3-light aisle windows have perpendicular tracery;
elliptical-headed 4-light windows in transepts, clerestory and chancel. Nave
parapet. Interior: plaster with ashlar dressings; low-pitched roof. 4-bay arcades
have double-chamfered arches dying without capitals into octagonal piers. Continuous
hood-mould, with heraldic shields on north. North transept 2-bay arcade has octagonal
pier with moulded capital. High single-chamfered tower arch; side arches 4-centred;
ribbed vault to baptistry. Chancel arch restored. North chancel wall has upper part
of small round-headed window. C17 octagonal stone font with shields on sides; wood
cover in C15 style.

Listing NGR: NZ2470064012

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