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Church of St Michael and Presbytery Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9657 / 54°57'56"N

Longitude: -1.64 / 1°38'23"W

OS Eastings: 423147

OS Northings: 563509

OS Grid: NZ231635

Mapcode National: GBR SKF.Y3

Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.SG72

Plus Code: 9C6WX986+72

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and Presbytery Attached

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024743

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304962

ID on this website: 101024743

Location: St Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Elswick

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Elswick St Stephen and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Tagged with: Church building

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(south side)
11/606 Church of St. Michael
and Presbytery attached
G.V. II*
R.C. parish church. 1889-91 by Dunn, Hansom and Dunn. Snecked sandstone with
ashlar-coped rock;faced plinth, ashlar dressings and quoins; graduated Lakeland
slate roof with ornamental red ridge on transepts. Presbytery of rock-faced
sandstone in irregular courses; ashlar dressings and quoins, and Welsh slate
roof with stone gable copings. Church : cruciform with aisled nave, north
porch and crossing tower. One-bay link from south transept to presbytery.
Decorated style. West double door in deeply-moulded 2-centred arch under
gabled drip mould; north door in second-bay porch has nook shafts, head-stopped
drip mould and ball flower ornament; plainer south door in west bay; all doors
boarded with elaborate hinges. Paired aisle windows, 2-light windows in
panelled clerestory and in 3-sided west apse to north aisle; rectilinear
tracery to larger transept, east and west windows. Octagonal tower has raised
tracery to 2-light windows. Gargoyles and coped parapets to aisles; gargoyles,
pierced battlements and pinnacles to tower. Buttresses, some gabled. Cross
finials to steeply-pitched roofs. Interior: ashlar, with boarded barrel roofs.
5-bay arcades have alternately round and octagonal piers. 4 high crossing
arches with central shafts to transepts. Angel corbels and much carved ornament.
Painted, panelled chancel ceiling; tierceron-ribbed boarded ceiling in tower.
High-quality alabaster reredos with statues in riches, and matching communion
rail. Glass: east window by Westlake of London, west and others by
Atkinson of Newcastle.
Presbytery: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Gabled front has 5-panelled door with overlight
and side lights at right; tripartite sash above. At left, a 2-storey canted
bay; paired sashes on second floor; all windows stone-mullioned in alternate-
block surrounds with flat stone lintels and sloping sills; flower-stopped
drip moulds. Louvred vent in gable peak. Gable coping with fleur-de-lis finial
and moulded kneelers.

Listing NGR: NZ2314763509

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