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Church of St James with Hall, Sunday School and House Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9775 / 54°58'39"N

Longitude: -1.609 / 1°36'32"W

OS Eastings: 425124

OS Northings: 564840

OS Grid: NZ251648

Mapcode National: GBR SPX.TJ

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.842Z

Entry Name: Church of St James with Hall, Sunday School and House Attached

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 17 May 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304752

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: South Jesmond

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(north side)
17/425 Church of St.James with
30.3.87 hall, Sunday School and
house attached.

G.V. II*

Congregational, now United Reformed, Church. 1882-4 by T. Lewis Banks. Snecked
sandstone with ashlar dressings; grey and green slate roofs. Cruciform church,
with corner, and side aisles, aligned north-south; ritual west porches and
vestibule; Sunday School,hall and house behind. Free C13 style. Gabled west front has 10 arched windows under tall 5-bay arcade, the outer bays blind; higher blind arcade in gable peak; angle buttresses with spirelets. Flanking gabled porches have double doors with elaborate hinges, triple nook shafts, shouldered surrounds and carved tympana. Lancet windows, paired in corner and triple in side aisles. Complex high roofs, with slate-hung central lantern and tall octagonal spire.
Interior: walls rendered, with ashlar dressings, above boarded dado. 4 square
piers with shafts to arches of side aisles and lower arches of corner aisles.
Glass roof on pendentives to lantern; arch-braced collar trusses to side aisles.
West gallery. High Gothic-style pulpit with wrought-iron grilles. Choir pews
are memorial to dead of both world wars. Much C19 painted glass, including, 2
windows by Atkinson Bros. of Newcastle in memory of Elizabeth and Florence Dunford of 1888 and 1919; and one by G. J. Baguley and Son in memory of William Crossley d.1918. Source: J.C.G. Binfield 'The Building of a Town Centre Church : St James ' Congregational Church, Newcastle upon Tyne' Northern History v.XVIII, Leeds 1983, pp.l53-181.

Listing NGR: NZ2512464839

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