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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 10 November 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 304332
OS Grid Reference: NZ2507668076
OS Grid Coordinates: 425076, 568076
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0066, -1.6095
NZ 26 NE GOSFORTH CHURCH ROAD (east side)
9/12 Church of St. Nicholas
10 November 1949
Parish church. 1799 tower and west end by John Dodds after demolition of earlier
church; 1820 additions by John Dobson; 1912/13 and 1950 additions. Sandstone ashlar;
graduated Lakeland slate roof. West tower with north and south porches; aisled
nave with north vestries and second north aisle; chancel with porches and small
apse. Flat stone lintels to double doors in west porches; 3-stage tower has
west window, similar blind window above and belfry openings in set-back third
stage below cornice and octagonal stone spire with swept eaves. Blocked south
door and inserted south-east door have flat stone lintels. All windows round-
headed, those of nave recessed with projecting stone sills in tall round-arched
panels; smaller narrow square-headed windows flank main east window. Coped
parapets above eaves band; stone gable coping with cross finial; semi-dome to
apse. Interior: painted plaster above panelled dado; segmental boarded roof
with side vaults to 2 oeuils de boeuf. Nave arcades of 2 wide elliptical arches
with narrow arches at east and west ends; 5-arched arcade to extra North aisle.
Ionic Order to chancel arch; panelled sanctuary. Headstones built into south
aisle wall. Glass includes memorial to J.B. and M.A. Row by G.J. Baguley,
Listing NGR: NZ2507668076
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Source: English Heritage
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