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Church of St John the Baptist, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304918

OS Grid Reference: NZ2470064011
OS Grid Coordinates: 424700, 564011
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9701, -1.6157

Location: A186, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1SG

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 1SG

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Listing Text

(north side)
20/566 and 23/566 Church of St. John the
14.6.54 Baptist
Parish church. Mostly C14 and C15; chancel largely rebuilt 1848. Sandstone with
ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. Cruciform with aisles clasping west tower; south
porch; north transept with west aisle. 3-stage tower has 3-light window, small
window above, and bar tracery to 2-light belfry openings under battlemented parapet
with corner pinnacles; octagonal clasping buttresses. Gabled porch has moulded 2-
centred arch. Segmental-headed 3-light aisle windows have perpendicular tracery;
elliptical-headed 4-light windows in transepts, clerestory and chancel. Nave
parapet. Interior: plaster with ashlar dressings; low-pitched roof. 4-bay arcades
have double-chamfered arches dying without capitals into octagonal piers. Continuous
hood-mould, with heraldic shields on north. North transept 2-bay arcade has octagonal
pier with moulded capital. High single-chamfered tower arch; side arches 4-centred;
ribbed vault to baptistry. Chancel arch restored. North chancel wall has upper part
of small round-headed window. C17 octagonal stone font with shields on sides; wood
cover in C15 style.

Listing NGR: NZ2470064012

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Source: English Heritage

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