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Christ Church, North Shields

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303358

OS Grid Reference: NZ3539368683
OS Grid Coordinates: 435393, 568683
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0115, -1.4481

Location: Preston Road, North Shields NE29 0LW

Locality: North Shields
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE29 0LW

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Listing Text

NZ 3568 NW
North Shields.
24.10.50 Christ Church
Parish church, 1654-68, finished by Robert Trollop, 1786-88; tower added by
John Dodds; 1792-93 extensive rebuilding by John Dodds; 1869 chancel and organ-
chamber. Sandstone ashlar with plinth and rusticated quoins; Welsh slate roof.
West tower; aisled nave with north vestry; apsed chancel with half-octagonal north
organ chamber, now vestry. Tower has west double door under ornamental fanlight,
flanked by large blind roundels and with large roundel above; 2 upper stages have
keystoned surrounds to round-headed window, clock, and belfry openings under cornice
and battlemented parapet. Full-height aisles to 3-bay nave have quoined, slightly-
projecting central bay containing double door with ornamental fanlight under roundel;
side bays have tall round-headed windows under smaller similar gallery windows.
Similar windows in returns of aisle, in one-bay chancel and stepped in apse. Nave
has north vestry in domestic style adjacent to central bay of aisle. Hipped
roofs to nave, aisles and vestries, except at west nave; roundel to chancel; weather-
cock tower finial. Rainwater head dated 1832 in angle of chancel and south aisle
may be resited from former smaller chancel. Interior: plaster walls; flat ceiling
with egg-and-dart and Greek key stucco decoration to nave, symbols of Trinity
above altar. Elliptical-arched nave arcades on slender columns; cast iron columns
to inserted west organ loft. 2 stone grave covers set in floor of east end of nave:
Stephen Dockwray, vicar, died 1681 (this partly missing) and members of the Howlett
family, died 1683 and 1694. Historical note: built to replace the decayed parish
church in Tynemouth Priory. Sources: H.E. Craster History of Northumberland vol. VIII
1907, pp 357-369; P.G. Canner and M. Scott 1608-1968 Christ Church North Shields n.d.

Listing NGR: NZ3539368683

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Source: English Heritage

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