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Description: St Mary's Training College Administration Block and Chapel
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304549
OS Grid Reference: NZ2211065418
OS Grid Coordinates: 422110, 565418
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9829, -1.6560
NZ 26 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE FENHAM HAIL DRIVE
17/12/71 St. Mary's Training
block and chapel.
House. Fenham Hall, 1748 by D. Garrett, with south tympanum carved by James
Guthrie, for John Ord, mayor of Newcastle. North front and wings early C19 by
Newton; east front mid C19. Became R.C. Convent school and college in 1905.
Sandstone ashlar. North front Flemish bond brick with ashlar dressings and quoins.
Graduated Lakeland slate roofs. E-plan. 2 storeys. Original garden front: 9
bays with 13-bay pedimented projecting centre, set-back outer bays. Plinth band.
Arcaded ground floor centre has central niche. All windows altered in original
architraves, those on ground floor outer bays with pulvinated friezes and pediments.
Top cornice and parapet. Ord arms in pediment. Entrance front 11 bays: end bays
project deeply with quoins; 3 central bays project with giant Tuscan engaged
columns and pediment. Central door, up 5 steps, and sashes with glazing bars, all
in architraves; ground floor cornices. 9-bay east front, in French C18 style,
has central door under open segmental pediment. Interior: 1908 chapel has Ionic
Order to chancel and reredos arches; entablature; panelled, low barrel-vaulted
ceiling. Original interior destroyed by fire in 1908. About to become empty at
time of survey. Sources: E. Mackenzie View of the County of Northumberland
Newcastle 1825 p.410; Society of the Sacred Heart St. Mary's College Fenham
Listing NGR: NZ2211065418
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Source: English Heritage
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