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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 26 April 1948
English Heritage Building ID: 303809
OS Grid Reference: NZ2867061908
OS Grid Coordinates: 428670, 561908
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9510, -1.5539
NZ 26 SE FELLING SHIELDS ROAD
26.4.48 Church of St. Mary.
Parish Church.1822 by John Stokoek consultation with the rector, John Hodgson.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. Graduated Westmorland
slate roof with stone gable coping to chancel and to nave parapets.
West tower; nave; north and south transepts chancel and narrower sanctuary.
Early English style. Tower of 3 stages has north door; traceried 2-light
west window; clock under 2-light round-headed belfry openings; pinnacled
battlements. 3-bay nave, 2-bay-deep transepts and 2-bay chancel and
sanctuary have 2-light windows, some blind; north and south doors in
transepts flanked by mullioned-and-transomed 2-light windows with cusped
arches to transoms. Blind roundels in gable peaks. Inscription in south
transept gable commemorating foundation of first church on site and rebuilding
of 1822. Interior:plaster with ashlar dressings. Double-chamfered moulded
chancel arch on half-octagonal pilasters; square-panelled plastered
ceiling, flat in chancel. Chancel has 4 sedilia on north, older double
piscina and 2 sedilia on south. Gothic-arcaded reredos with 1922 painted
panels. Octagonal font in south transept; late C19 Gothic-style font at
west end. Memorials to members of Brandling family, Russell family and
to Richard Dawes, classical style, by Jopling of Gateshead. Glass in
north transept by Ballantine. Sources: J. Raine; A. Memoir of the Rev. John
Hodgson, 1857 (2 vols); Taylor, The Parish Church of St. Mary Heworth; Gateshead
Listing NGR: NZ2867061908
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Source: English Heritage
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