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Description: Church of St Patrick
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303803
OS Grid Reference: NZ2766261950
OS Grid Coordinates: 427662, 561950
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9514, -1.5696
NZ 26 SE FELLING HIGH STREET
6/37 Church of St. Patrick
R.C. parish church 1893-5 by C. Walker of Newcastle. Rock-faced
sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with high cavetto-
moulded stone gable coping on roll-moulded, gabled footstones. Oriented
north-south. Nave, ritual north and south aisles; north and south transepts,
a porch to the southern one, chancel with north and south side chapels.
Undercroft to nave built into hill. Early C14 style with much ornament.
5-bay nave has flat-headed 3-light windows, stone-mullioned and with alternate-
block jambs. Aisles have 3-light Decorated windows under dripmoulds. Transepts
have 2 pairs of cusped lancets over 2 pairs of Tudor-arched windows; slit window
in gable peak; sill and lintel bands. Arcaded 5-sided apse contains lancet
windows under hoodmould with block stops; 2 clasping bands to arcade pilasters;
3-sided side chapels have similar windows. Roof, hipped over chancel and chapels,
has red ridge tiles and lead octagonal fleche at crossing; cross finials.
West front: perron stair over segment-headed entrance to undercroft; Double
boarded church door in pointed-arched opening under dripmould with ogee finial;
flanking crocketed niches; wheel window over. 5-sided corner staircase at left.
Flying buttresses at west end over undercroft access. Interior: flower-stopped
hoodmould over nave arcade, sill string and hoodmould to clerestory windows.
Rear arches to aisle windows. Barrel roof on shafted brackets with struts.
Tall, paired transept arches. Ornate altar and arcaded sanctuary, with niches;
pulpit of alabaster on Frosterley marble base by Emley of Newcastle; stone and
marble communion rail.
Listing NGR: NZ2766261950
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Source: English Heritage
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