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Church of St Mary, Whickham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303882

OS Grid Reference: NZ2097361358
OS Grid Coordinates: 420973, 561358
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9464, -1.6741

Location: Heron Way, Whickham NE16 4SH

Locality: Whickham
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE16 4SH

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Listing Text

(east end)
1.2.50 Church of St. Mary

G.V. I

Parish church. C12 nave,C13 aisles, C14 porch and tower; porch sundial
dated 1651; 1819 restoration by Dobson; 1860-62 restoration, and addition
of second north aisle, vestry and organ chamber and new roof, by Salvin.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and plinth; roof of graduated
Lakeland slate with stone gable copings; stone slate roof to porch.
West tower with north stair turret; aisled nave with south porch and
second north aisle; 2 north aisles to chancel. Low diagonal and south buttresses
to tower with plate-traceried 3-light west window; upper stages have lancet
windows beneath paired shouldered bell openings and battlemented parapet;
clock dial on south. Plate tracery also to west windows of aisles and to
2-light pointed windows of first and third bays of south aisle; bar tracery
to 4-light window in fourth bay and 3-light in east end of aisle with buttress
between 3rd and 4th bays and diagonal buttresses. 2nd north aisle has
plate tracery to 2-light pointed windows under 4 gables separated by
large gargoyles. 4-bay chancel has priets' door under round drip-mould
in third bay; round-headed windows under corbel table in first, second and
fourth, and 3-light arcaded east window, with clasping buttresses and
one low east buttress. Interior: slight chamfers to round-arched 4-bay
nave arcades with simple leaf capitals; original south arcade has guttae
to capitals. Slight chamfer also to rebuilt round chancel arch on
scalloped-capitalled half columns.

Listing NGR: NZ2097261359

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Source: English Heritage

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