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Description: Roman Catholic Church of St Robert
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238762
OS Grid Reference: NZ1969186041
OS Grid Coordinates: 419691, 586041
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1683, -1.6924
MORPETH OLDGATE (off)
NZ 1986 (North side )
Roman Catholic Church
22/356 of St Robert
Roman Catholic Church. 1850. Rock-faced stone with Lakeland slate roof.
Early English style. Porch-tower with spire, nave, chancel and vestry.
Porch-tower: 2-storey square lower stage with multi-moulded, pointed-arched
doorway, angle buttresses with niches containing saints, and lancets on 1st
floor. Broached corners lead to high bell stage with a tall lancet on each
side and triple-shafted columns at the angles; gablet above each side. Tall
octagonal needle spire.
6-bay nave has lancets under labels with head stops. Buttresses between each
bay. West end has arched door; above 7-light stepped lancets, alternately
open and blank, with shafts and shaft rings.
2-bay chancel with 3-light Decorated east window.
Single-storey vestry attached to chancel by short linking passage. Decorated
3-light window flanked by 2 saints and niches.
Interior has open timber roof with king posts and arched braces.
Listing NGR: NZ1969186041
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Source: English Heritage
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