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Church of St George, North Shields

Description: Church of St George

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303286

OS Grid Reference: NZ3644270837
OS Grid Coordinates: 436442, 570837
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0307, -1.4314

Location: Beverley Gardens, North Tyneside NE30 4NS

Locality: North Shields
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE30 4NS

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Listing Text

NZ 37 SE
24.10.50 Church of St. George
Parish church. 1882-4 by J.L. Pearson for 6th Duke of Northumberland as memorial to
his father. Irregularly-coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and plinth;
graduated slate roof with stone gable copings. Aisled nave with transepts and tower
on south transept; 5-sided apse to chancel with north vestry. Early English style.
2-centred-arched doors with elaborate hinges in open west bays of aisles (that on
north now glazed). Tall 2-light plate-traceried clerestory windows in 5-bay nave;
lancets to aisles and to west baptistry under 2 groups of 3 stepped lancets divided
by gabled buttress; similar buttresses with octagonal spirelets flanking 8-foil
roundel in west gable peak. 2-light windows in apse. 3-light windows in first stage
of tower. Slit openings under paired 2-light belfry openings in upper stages; flat
east stair turret. Broach spire with tall lucarnes.
Interior: ashlar with groined vaulting. Moulded double-chamfered nave arcades on
round piers with moulded capitals. Shallow blind triforium; quatrefoil-pierced
parapet to west gallery above groined-vaulted, arcaded baptistry; high double-
chamfered arches to crossings have dog-tooth moulding. High blind apse arcade.
Steeply sloping sills, wide splays and moulded rear arches to all windows.
Terrazzo and marble floor in chancel; stone communion rail and pulpit. Stanhope
marble base to square font on pedestal and 4 columns. Art nouveau copper light
fittings in aisles. East pier of south arcade has brass plate commemorating
laying of foundation stone 4th August 1882. Source: W.W. Tomlinson; Historical
notes on Cullercoats, Whitley and Monkseaton, 1893, p 27.

Listing NGR: NZ3643970838

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Source: English Heritage

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