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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 11 August 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 238742
OS Grid Reference: NZ1980486238
OS Grid Coordinates: 419804, 586238
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1701, -1.6906
MORPETH NEWGATE STREET (off)
NZ 1986 (East side)
22/253 Church of St. James
Church. 1842-6 by Benjamin Ferrey. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Romanesque
style. A large and impressive church. Cruciform with nave and chancel aisles
and crossing tower.
West end has portal with 2 orders of columns, 2 round-headed windows above and
intersecting arches on second floor; flanking bays rise to form octagonal
towers with short stone spires.
5-bay nave. North porch with 2 orders of columns and chevron mouldings.
Shafted windows with cushion capitals and roll-moulded arches. Clerestory
windows have beakhead in the arches. Round-arched corbel table to aisle; nave
has corbel table with chevron moulding.
Large central tower with 2-light bell openings under high round arch and with
flanking blank arches. Above this the wall is carved in imitation of tilework.
Round stair projection in north-west corner rises above parapet as a turret.
Apsidal chancel has arcade of round arches beneath eaves and billet frieze
Interior: Nave arcade has quatrefoil piers; chancel piers are round. Glass by
Wailes. Frescoes in the chancel by Clayton and Bell.
Listing NGR: NZ1980486238
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Source: English Heritage
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