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Church of Holy Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Wallsend, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 54.9985 / 54°59'54"N

Longitude: -1.5244 / 1°31'27"W

OS Eastings: 430520

OS Northings: 567204

OS Grid: NZ305672

Mapcode National: GBR KBSM.RZ

Mapcode Global: WHC3L.KM9G

Plus Code: 9C6WXFXG+96

Entry Name: Church of Holy Cross

Listing Date: 18 August 1947

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299638

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303423

Also known as: Holy Cross Church and graveyard, Wallsend

ID on this website: 101299638

Location: Holy Cross, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, NE28

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Howdon

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wallsend

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Wallsend St Peter and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Parish church. C12; C17 porch; restored 1909; roughly coursed and squared sand-
stone rubble; coursed squared sandstone porch. Nave, chancel and south porch.
South doorway of nave has inner arch behind corbelled arch; elliptical-headed
door opening in porch has chamfered surround and impost blocks. Stone benches.
Diagonal west buttresses. Interior: round base at west end of nave formerly
held font. Walls surviving to about a half-metre, except for doorways and
porch. Historical note: roof removed c.1797 by William Clarke of Dockwray
Square, North Shields, who intended to repair the church, but sold his
property in Wallsend without any work being done. Sources: W. Richardson
History of the Parish of Wallsend, 1927, 110-122. M. Hope Dodds History of
Northumberland vol. XIII 1930.

Listing NGR: NZ 30522 67208

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