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Church of All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304782

OS Grid Reference: NZ2526064017
OS Grid Coordinates: 425260, 564017
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9701, -1.6069

Location: 7A Akenside Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SG

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 6SG

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Listing Text

NZ 2563 NW (south end off)
21/452 and 24/452 Church of All Saints
G.V. I
Parish church; now urban studies centre and concert hall. 1786-96 by David
Stephenson replacing medieval church. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Oval
plan, with apses on short axis west-east; south chapel and vestry flank portico
and tower. Classical style, with baroque tower. Greek Doric tetrastyle portico
has dentilled pediment; flanking windows have tripartite sashes in Ionic pilasters
under shallow lunettes with glazing bars; voussoirs continuous with chanelled
rustication. Rusticated plinth supports paired Ionic pilasters defining bays,
with top entablature. Returns have similar window treatment to 2-bay chapel and
vestry. Oval continues plinth and Ionic Order framing segmental-headed windows;
round-headed gallery windows have balustrades; top dentilled cornice continuous
with pediments of tower. 4-stage tower has segmental-headed windows under
dentilled pediments; tall arched panels above with louvred lunettes under dentilled
cornice; clock faces flanked by plinths of paired diagonal columns; tripartite
windows above. Set-back top stage has round balustrade and set-back open-arched
belfry with paired corner columns; top spire. Double door in portico and in west
apse. Both apses have blind panels, the upper balustraded and with swags. Fluted
impost strings. Low, flat-coped walls flank 3 flights of steps to portico.
Interior: painted plaster above panelled mahogany dado, moulded plaster ceiling
with much leaf and flower ornament; dentilled cornice. Panelled pews join fluted
Doric columns supporting balcony, all mahogany. Corinthian Order in east apse;
organ in west concealing exit. Vestibule under tower contains replica of medieval
font with heraldic shields; memorials on walls include marble plaque commemorating
David Stephenson, architect, died 1819, by Davies; low-relief obelisk on mount to
Edward Moses d.1813, son of the master of the Grammar School, by Davies with Greek
and Latin inscriptions; and to Joseph Garnett, died 1796, a bracketed marble slab
with book and drapery, by Craggs. Former vestry contains boards of Creed, Lord's
Prayer and Commandments from church. Source: T. Sopwith A Historical and
Descriptive Account of All Saints' Church in Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle 1826.
Tyne and Wear Museums Service The Tyneside Classical Tradition 1980.

Listing NGR: NZ2526064017

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Source: English Heritage

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