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Church of St Thomas the Martyr

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9782 / 54°58'41"N

Longitude: -1.6128 / 1°36'46"W

OS Eastings: 424877

OS Northings: 564909

OS Grid: NZ248649

Mapcode National: GBR SPC.FL

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.647H

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas the Martyr

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 11 March 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304386

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Metropolitan District Ward: South Jesmond

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2464 NE
1833/16/84

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
BARRAS BRIDGE (South end)
Church of St Thomas The Martyr

14.06.54

GV
II*
Extra-parochial peculiar church. 1825-30 by John Dobson. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Aisled nave clasping west tower; shallow chancel with north and south porches. Modified Early English style. Wrought iron gates to west porch in tower with cross-ribbed vault and high arches to aisles and nave. 4-stage tower has high moulded west arch, with triple nook shafts flanked by blind lancets under pierced sloping parapets. Double flying buttresses to second stage with blind arcade; clock in low third stage. Tall, empty 2-light belfry openings. Pierced parapet with corner spirelets in octagonal buttresses, and centre-side pinnacles. Lancet windows, paired in 5-bay nave and triple with shafts in east front; tall pinnacles on buttreses, angle at corners.

INTERIOR has plaster above wainscotting; ribbed cross vaults to nave and aisles on slender quatrefoil piers. Galleries on 3 sides, the west containing 1837, organ inserted in 1960. East glass 1881; other C19 glass in north aisle. White marble memorial to Robert Wasney died 1836 by C. Tate - woman standing ' beside altar. Battle honours of 1899-1902 in South Africa War and 1914-1918 in Great War, of 6th Northumberland Fusiliers, framed at east end of north aisle. Historical note: built by the Trustees of the St. Mary Magdalene and Holy Jesus Hospitals to replace the medieval chapel at the end of Tyne Bridge.

Listing NGR: NZ2487764909

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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