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Latitude: 54.9671 / 54°58'1"N
Longitude: -1.6041 / 1°36'14"W
OS Eastings: 425445
OS Northings: 563680
OS Grid: NZ254636
Mapcode National: GBR SQN.5T
Mapcode Global: WHC3R.BDDZ
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 26 April 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1248544
English Heritage Legacy ID: 430192
Location: Gateshead, NE8
Electoral Ward/Division: Bridges
Built-Up Area: Gateshead
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Gateshead Team Ministry
Church of England Diocese: Durham
1. CHURCH STREET
Church of St Mary
NZ 2563 5/11 26.4.50
Large Parish Church, mainly C14 but with fragments of Norman work. Chancel much
rebuilt in C19, mainly by John Dobson. Mid C18 west tower. Attached to north
wall "The Anchorage" originally sheltered an anchoress, rebuilt in early C19 as a
school and now used as vestry.
Sandstone coursed rubble, some squared. Tower ashlar. Welsh slate roofs. Cruciform
with nave aisles, south porch, projecting west tower with arch to nave of 1876, tall
with four plain chamfers, to form baptistry in tower.
Five-bay nave with parapet, crocketed buttresses, C15 style restored windows.
Three long bays to chancel have C19 windows but traces of blocked C15 ones are
visible. Tower of three stages with quoins and cornices, curved up over clock
faces in second stage. Pedimented top stage, round arched bell openings.
Interior: Nave piers run straight into arcade arches without capitals, as at
St Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle. Complete C17 paving with carved doors and
bench ends. C15 timber roof with moulded beams and joists, losses at intersections.
Carved choir stalls part C17, mostly C19. Good C19 and C20 stained glass in chancel,
and several classical memorial tablets.
"The Anchorage" has steps to first floor entrance, filled arcade below. Historical
note: There has been a church on this site since early Saxon times.
At time of survey roof partly destroyed, chancel and anchorage damaged by fire.
Listing NGR: NZ2544563679
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