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Church of St James and St Basil

A Grade II Listed Building in Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9843 / 54°59'3"N

Longitude: -1.6491 / 1°38'56"W

OS Eastings: 422552

OS Northings: 565576

OS Grid: NZ225655

Mapcode National: GBR SJ3.Q2

Mapcode Global: WHC3J.MZXC

Entry Name: Church of St James and St Basil

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304548

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Metropolitan District Ward: Blakelaw

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Fenham St James and St Basil

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 26 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE FENHAM HALL DRIVE
(north side)
8/236 Church of St. James
and St. Basil.
14.6.54
G.V. II
Parish church. 1927-31 by E.E. Lofting; paid for by Sir James Knott in memory of
his sons James and Basil, killed in First World War. Snecked tooled sandstone
with ashlar dressings, moulded plinth and large quoins; graduated Lakeland slate
roof with roll-moulded gable copings. Nave and south aisle; south-east tower;
tall north vestry. Free Gothic style. Double doors, boarded and studded, in
2-centred arches, that at west moulded and shafted, that at south under corbelled
shallow gable. Tall traceried windows of 2 lights to twin-gabled west front and
to nave and aisle; smaller similar windows to tower south front; and 3-light windows
on east of tower and in chancel, this last very tall. Aisle and nave have corbel
table. Tower has 2 small windows above drip mould of east window; Lombard frieze
above these; and paired belfry openings with pierced shuttering under battlements.
Buttressed stair turret at south west has octagonal top with stone spirelet.
Interior: plaster with ashlar dressings; king-post roof; ribbed vault to tower
memorial chapel. 4-bay arcade of chamfered arches on tall octagonal columns;
similar archesto chapel. Arches with Moorish wood screens on north to organ
chamber; one similar arch and oriel screen,above tower chapel, for organ pipes.
Corbelled arcaded stone frieze below sills. Marble-flagged chancel floor.
Inlaid wood altar and retable; elaborately-carved reredos. High quality glass.
Historical, note: said to be built with stone from Dobson's 1830 Newcastle prison,
in Carliol Square, demolished at that time.


Listing NGR: NZ2255265576

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