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Church of St Helen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Low Fell, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9369 / 54°56'12"N

Longitude: -1.6026 / 1°36'9"W

OS Eastings: 425559

OS Northings: 560319

OS Grid: NZ255603

Mapcode National: GBR KC7C.V1

Mapcode Global: WHC3Y.C53M

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 13 January 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430168

Location: Gateshead, NE9

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Low Fell

Built-Up Area: Gateshead

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Gateshead St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

5099 (north side)

NZ 2560 10/53 Church of St Helen


Parish Church to new Parish formed out of St John's. 1876 by John Wardle. Built
at a cost of £13,000, the gift of Edward Joicey of Whinney House, Durham Road (qv).
Large, solid Early English style. Coursed, rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings.
Graduated lakeland slate roof. Cruciform with short apsidal chancel having cross-
gabled vestry, large transepts and south-west tower with stone broach spire; north-
west balancing porch. Stepped buttresses, lancets single and grouped, tower doorway
with mouldings and nook-shafts.

Interior of snecked stone with ashlar dressings. Arch braced timber roof on carved
corbels. Carved stone reredos, pulpit and font. Interesting glass:

1. Chancel, 5 lancets, style of Morris & Co. Miracles. Transfiguration,
Sermon on Mount.

2. N & S transepts, evangelists and prophets, possibly Kempe.

3. Nave, north side, Burne-Jones designs, saints.

One window in south transept signed G J Baguley, Newcastle, 1902. Brass plate to
Edward Joicey, the donor.

Listing NGR: NZ2555960319

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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