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Jesmond United Reformed Church and Hall Attached, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Jesmond United Reformed Church and Hall Attached

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304441

OS Grid Reference: NZ2511865855
OS Grid Coordinates: 425118, 565855
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9867, -1.6090

Location: Tankerville Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 2HE

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE2 2HE

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Listing Text


9/136 Jesmond United Reformed
17.12.71 Church. (Formerly listed
as Jesmond Presbyterian
Church) and hall attached.


Non-conformist church. 1887-8 by W.L. Newcombe. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings: roofs of graduated Lakeland slate with
bright red terra-cotta ridge tiles, stone cross finial. Nave and shallow
paired transepts; chancel with vestries to rear under caretaker's flat. Aligned
north-south. Ritual south-west tower. Free Gothic style. Steps up to paired
half-glazed doors and overlights recessed in west porch. Paired pink granite
shafts, with ashlar stiff-leaf capitals, support paired 2-centred arches.
Gabled drip-mould above larger arch over porch. Two 3-light windows above,
almond-shaped window in gable peak under 5 stepped lancets with slits. Stone
cross finial; angle buttresses with stone spirelet at left. 3-stage tower has
3-light window in first stage, 2 small quatrefoil lights in second, tall paired
2-light belfry openings in third under parapet with pinnacles and spirelet;
angle buttresses. Cusped lancets elsewhere, paired in clerestory and gabled
transepts. Interior: painted plaster above boarded dado; king-post roof on
shafted brackets. 4-bay arcades have round pink granite columns with ashlar
plinths and capitals; ashlar half-column responds; double-chamfered 2-centred
arches have flower-stopped continuous drip mould. Tall double-chamfered chancel
arch with corbelled inner shaft. Barrel roof to chancel. Gallery in west end
above vestibule. Organ with stencilled decoration fills chancel; Gothic-
style central pulpit and sounding-board; similar-style communion table.
Octagonal font on green marble shafts. Glass in east and transept windows by
Kempe and Co; in west by Dearle of Morris and Co. High relief war memorial
by Gilbert with figures of soldiers and St. George and angel flanking
Crucifixion. Battle honour of Tyneside Scottish Regiment in W.W.I. Hall,
attached to west front by 3-bay arcaded passage, has paired 3-light windows
under gable containing 3 cusped slits; buttresses; roof has small gabled

Listing NGR: NZ2511865855

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Source: English Heritage

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