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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 55.0417 / 55°2'30"N

Longitude: -1.4479 / 1°26'52"W

OS Eastings: 435380

OS Northings: 572046

OS Grid: NZ353720

Mapcode National: GBR LBB4.BH

Mapcode Global: WHD4K.QJQV

Plus Code: 9C7W2HR2+MV

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 19 May 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303430

Location: Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE26

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitley Bay

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Whitley Bay

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Tynemouth St Paul, Cullercoats

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Church of St. Paul.
Parish church. 1864 by Salvin; paid for by Duke of Northumberland. Snecked
sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Lakeland slate roof with
flat stone gable copings and stone spire. Aisled nave with north and south
porches; south tower; chancel with north vestry. Early English style. Doors
in second-bay gabled-porches have double-chamfered surrounds. Lancet windows,
some paired or grouped under roundels, those at east end stepped. 3-stage
tower has door recessed under blind trefoil and painted drip mould; clock
and paired shafted belfry openings. Mask corbel table and octagonal spire;
half-octagonal east stair turret. Enclosed passage on north to vestry. Cross
finials. Interior: plaster with ashlar dressings. Double-chamfered arches to
5-bay north and 4-bay south nave arcades with moulded octagonal capitals on
round piers. Similar chancel arch on shafted corbels and tower arches in fifth
bay to nave choir and to south aisle. Roof of alternating tie beams and
corbelled arch-braced collars; stencil decoration to plainer chancel roof.
Octagonal font with dog-tooth ornament. Glass in west window commemorates
son William, dated 1883, of William Bourtland Wilkinson; in north aisle by
Wailes and Strang in first bay, in third by Camm and Co., Smethwick,
Birmingham dated 1901. Historical note: W.B. Wilkinson of Newcastle
patented a successful reinforced concrete in 1854. Sources: J.M. Brown
'W. B. Wilkinson and his place in the history of reinforced concrete'.
Transactions of the Newcomen Society vol. XXXIX, 1966-67. W.F. Cassie
'Early Reinforced Concrete in Newcastle upon Tyne', Structural Engineer,
April 1955, pp 134-7.

Listing NGR: NZ3538072046

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