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Jesmond United Reformed Church and Hall Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in South Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9867 / 54°59'12"N

Longitude: -1.609 / 1°36'32"W

OS Eastings: 425118

OS Northings: 565855

OS Grid: NZ251658

Mapcode National: GBR SPX.Q8

Mapcode Global: WHC3K.8X2J

Entry Name: Jesmond United Reformed Church and Hall Attached

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319998

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304441

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: South Jesmond

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Jesmond Clayton Memorial Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


9/136 Jesmond United Reformed
17.12.71 Church. (Formerly listed
as Jesmond Presbyterian
Church) and hall attached.


Non-conformist church. 1887-8 by W.L. Newcombe. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings: roofs of graduated Lakeland slate with
bright red terra-cotta ridge tiles, stone cross finial. Nave and shallow
paired transepts; chancel with vestries to rear under caretaker's flat. Aligned
north-south. Ritual south-west tower. Free Gothic style. Steps up to paired
half-glazed doors and overlights recessed in west porch. Paired pink granite
shafts, with ashlar stiff-leaf capitals, support paired 2-centred arches.
Gabled drip-mould above larger arch over porch. Two 3-light windows above,
almond-shaped window in gable peak under 5 stepped lancets with slits. Stone
cross finial; angle buttresses with stone spirelet at left. 3-stage tower has
3-light window in first stage, 2 small quatrefoil lights in second, tall paired
2-light belfry openings in third under parapet with pinnacles and spirelet;
angle buttresses. Cusped lancets elsewhere, paired in clerestory and gabled
transepts. Interior: painted plaster above boarded dado; king-post roof on
shafted brackets. 4-bay arcades have round pink granite columns with ashlar
plinths and capitals; ashlar half-column responds; double-chamfered 2-centred
arches have flower-stopped continuous drip mould. Tall double-chamfered chancel
arch with corbelled inner shaft. Barrel roof to chancel. Gallery in west end
above vestibule. Organ with stencilled decoration fills chancel; Gothic-
style central pulpit and sounding-board; similar-style communion table.
Octagonal font on green marble shafts. Glass in east and transept windows by
Kempe and Co; in west by Dearle of Morris and Co. High relief war memorial
by Gilbert with figures of soldiers and St. George and angel flanking
Crucifixion. Battle honour of Tyneside Scottish Regiment in W.W.I. Hall,
attached to west front by 3-bay arcaded passage, has paired 3-light windows
under gable containing 3 cusped slits; buttresses; roof has small gabled

Listing NGR: NZ2511865855

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 August 2017.

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

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