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Church of St Mary (Roman Catholic), Hexham

Description: Church of St Mary (Roman Catholic)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 May 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 239126

OS Grid Reference: NY9338663862
OS Grid Coordinates: 393386, 563862
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9693, -2.1048

Location: B6305, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1BB

Locality: Hexham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE46 1BB

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Listing Text

1. (South Side)
Roman Catholic Church
NY 9363 2/260


1830. Gothick. Attributed, unconvincingly, to John Green. Set back from
street. West gable end to road. Ashlar, 3 windows to west, separated by applied
octagonal shafts. Shallow crenellated gable with Vatican arms at top. Decorated
tracery windows. Lower projecting porch, also with crenellated gable, and with
angle buttresses, central pointed doorway with crocketted ogee label. Blind
merlons in main gable.
3 bay nave of rubble with dividing buttresses. East gable crenellated with
2 stage octagonal belfry above polygonal shallow chancel. High east window
above vestries.
Interior retains contemporary furnishings. Encrusted frieze with medallions
containing Catholic symbols. Segmental wooden ceiling with ribs. Gallery
at west end on 3 Tudor arches. East end has blind plaster tracery on walls
with crocketted arches and pinnacles. Altar with 5 gables and icing sugar tracery.

Listing NGR: NY9338663862

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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