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Cathedral of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9692 / 54°58'9"N

Longitude: -1.6192 / 1°37'9"W

OS Eastings: 424476

OS Northings: 563909

OS Grid: NZ244639

Mapcode National: GBR SNG.1B

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.3C7C

Entry Name: Cathedral of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304491

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Metropolitan District Ward: Westgate

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2463 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CLAYTON STREET WEST
(east side)

22/184 Cathedral of St. Mary
14/6/54

G.V. I


Roman Catholic Cathedral. Circa 1844; a major composition by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Tower completed c. 1872 by A.M. Dunn and E.J. Hansom. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roofs of graduated slates with overlapping stone gable copings; stone spire. Aisled nave and chancel without division; south-west polygonal chapel now entrance porch, and to east of this the tower. Decorated style. West double door with elaborate hinges in moulded and shafted surround; 5-light window above flanked by niches with figures; reticulated tracery to 3-light west aisle windows under gables; gabled buttresses. South door, in tall tower, similar to west door; upper stages of tower have cusped lancets, slits and 2-light belfry openings under crocketed dripmould with fantastic beast finials; quatrefoil pierced parapet has corner pinnacles with spirelets; tall octagonal spire has crocketed lucarnes, weathercock finial. 3-light aisle windows, 6-light at east. Interior: plaster above boarded dado with tiled frieze; angel corbels support scissor - braced roof trusses; round piers to 7-bay nave and chancel, with moulded arches. Caen stone altar and reredos with much carving; similar style lectern and pulpit.


Listing NGR: NZ2447663906

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