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Church of St Joseph

A Grade II Listed Building in Victoria, Hartlepool

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Latitude: 54.6851 / 54°41'6"N

Longitude: -1.2206 / 1°13'14"W

OS Eastings: 450345

OS Northings: 532502

OS Grid: NZ503325

Mapcode National: GBR MGX8.J9

Mapcode Global: WHD6F.7H0Q

Plus Code: 9C6WMQPH+2Q

Entry Name: Church of St Joseph

Listing Date: 17 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432559

Location: Burn Valley, Hartlepool, TS26

County: Hartlepool

Electoral Ward/Division: Victoria

Built-Up Area: Hartlepool

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Hartlepool St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 5032
(north side)
10/79 Church of St Joseph

- II

Roman Catholic church, 1893-95, by E.J. Hansom (Newcastle), with mid C20
porch. Brick with red sandstone dressings and Westmorland slate roofs.
Disoriented, terms used are ritual. Clearstoried and aisled nave, apsed
chancel, north and south transept chapels, sacristies in south-east angle of
south transept; and north-west porch. Nave of 6 bays defined by buttresses,
has clearstorey windows in 2-centred arches and paired trefoil-headed
lancets to north aisle. Decorated-style traceries to nave and 2-bay
chancel. West doorway of 4 roll-moulded orders and granite shafts with
leafy capitals under water-leaf moulded hoodmould. Gargoyles above
pilasters rising from buttresses between windows of decagonal sanctuary
apse. Similar gargoyles to west gable; all by Milburn (York). Nave arcades
have compound piers and figures of angels to spandrels, by Bolton & Sons
(Cheltenham); round wall-shafts rise above to foliate capitals carrying
wall-posts of hammerbeam roof having carved figures to hammerbeam ends.
Roof is ceiled with timber boarding in chancel apse, where wall-posts rise
from angel corbels. South aisle has blank arcading. Middle 3 windows of
apse have good stained glass of Bible scenes by Glossley, Atkinson & Co.;
other 4 windows are plain; carved stone figures to spandrels. Vitreous
mosaic to aisle floors. Marble mosaic chancel floor. Marble reredos to 3
faces of apse, incorporating 4 figures of Virgin and saints in turreted
niches; central niche containing Crucifix flanked by mosaic panels. Altar
with marble and alabaster sides and grey granite mensa. Marble and
alabaster side rails. Each chapel has altar and reredos of Marble and
alabaster, with figures and rails. Circular marble font on 4 compound
shafts with foliate alabaster capitals and moulded octagonal plinth.
Ornamental sanctuary lamp in brass and iron, suspended from iron bracket.

Listing NGR: NZ5034532502

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