Description: Church of St Michael and Presbytery Attached
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304962
OS Grid Reference: NZ2314763509
OS Grid Coordinates: 423147, 563509
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9657, -1.6400
NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTMORLAND ROAD
11/606 Church of St. Michael
and Presbytery attached
R.C. parish church. 1889-91 by Dunn, Hansom and Dunn. Snecked sandstone with
ashlar-coped rock;faced plinth, ashlar dressings and quoins; graduated Lakeland
slate roof with ornamental red ridge on transepts. Presbytery of rock-faced
sandstone in irregular courses; ashlar dressings and quoins, and Welsh slate
roof with stone gable copings. Church : cruciform with aisled nave, north
porch and crossing tower. One-bay link from south transept to presbytery.
Decorated style. West double door in deeply-moulded 2-centred arch under
gabled drip mould; north door in second-bay porch has nook shafts, head-stopped
drip mould and ball flower ornament; plainer south door in west bay; all doors
boarded with elaborate hinges. Paired aisle windows, 2-light windows in
panelled clerestory and in 3-sided west apse to north aisle; rectilinear
tracery to larger transept, east and west windows. Octagonal tower has raised
tracery to 2-light windows. Gargoyles and coped parapets to aisles; gargoyles,
pierced battlements and pinnacles to tower. Buttresses, some gabled. Cross
finials to steeply-pitched roofs. Interior: ashlar, with boarded barrel roofs.
5-bay arcades have alternately round and octagonal piers. 4 high crossing
arches with central shafts to transepts. Angel corbels and much carved ornament.
Painted, panelled chancel ceiling; tierceron-ribbed boarded ceiling in tower.
High-quality alabaster reredos with statues in riches, and matching communion
rail. Glass: east window by Westlake of London, west and others by
Atkinson of Newcastle.
Presbytery: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Gabled front has 5-panelled door with overlight
and side lights at right; tripartite sash above. At left, a 2-storey canted
bay; paired sashes on second floor; all windows stone-mullioned in alternate-
block surrounds with flat stone lintels and sloping sills; flower-stopped
drip moulds. Louvred vent in gable peak. Gable coping with fleur-de-lis finial
and moulded kneelers.
Listing NGR: NZ2314763509
Source: English Heritage
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