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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Benwell and Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9709 / 54°58'15"N

Longitude: -1.6611 / 1°39'40"W

OS Eastings: 421791

OS Northings: 564080

OS Grid: NZ217640

Mapcode National: GBR JBVY.5W

Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.GB63

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304403

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Benwell and Scotswood

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Benwell and Scotwood Team

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


11/100 Church of St. James.


Chapel of ease 1832; parish church 1843. By John Dobson; 1864 nave and aisle
added, 1879-80 organ chamber and vestry. 1895 additions of spire, choir vestry,
porch by Hicks and Charlewood. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth and
dressings; dark slate roof with flat stone gable copings. West tower, north-
west porch; aisled nave and chancel. Mostly Norman style. 3-stage tower has
round-headed windows in first stage, blank second and arched belfry openings
containing 2 round arches and a shared shaft; corbel table to coped parapet
with octagonal corner pinnacles; octagonal stone spire with slender gabled
lucarnes; double boarded north door, with elaborate hinges, in moulded arch;
west door in south aisle in plain round arch of 2 Orders. 5-bay aisles have
round-headed windows, paired in north-east bay and in south aisle which has
3 low gabled tomb recesses; 2-bay chancel aisles and tripIe east window. Steeply-
pitched roofs to aisles and nave and lower chancel. Interior: painted plaster
above wainscoting; queen-post roof with painted stencilled decoration to tie
beams on elaborately-shaped brackets. North arcade has simple moulded capitals
and slightly chamfered arches; lower south arcade of octagonal piers now blocked
to make south aisle into parish hall. Baptistry in tower has Gothic font with
granite shaft and quatrefoil bowl. 2-centred chancel arch with inner arch on
corbelled, paired shafts; slightly chamfered round arch to Lady chapel. Painted
arcaded stone reredos with statues; high-quality brass communion rail commemorates
former vicar, F. Jobling.

Listing NGR: NZ2179164080

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