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Church of Holy Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Ryton, Crookhill and Stella, Gateshead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9779 / 54°58'40"N

Longitude: -1.7656 / 1°45'56"W

OS Eastings: 415100

OS Northings: 564831

OS Grid: NZ151648

Mapcode National: GBR JB3W.KC

Mapcode Global: WHC3N.V4FQ

Entry Name: Church of Holy Cross

Listing Date: 21 January 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303854

Location: Gateshead, NE40

County: Gateshead

Metropolitan District Ward: Ryton, Crookhill and Stella

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Ryton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 1564 NW RYTON THE GREEN
(north side)
15/89 Ryton

21.1.49 Church of Holy Cross

G.V. I

Parish church. C13 restored 1877-1886. Rainwater heads dated 1826.
Coursed squared sandstone with plinth and ashlar dressings; roof of
graduated Lakeland slate with flat stone gable copings; lead roof to broach
spire. Aisled west tower and nave; south porch; chancel with north vestry.
Tower: tall lancet flanked by tall buttresses; lancets and shouldered
belfry openings in upper stages under flower-decorated corbel table.
Aisles have Perpendicular windows: east and west lancets; north blocked
pointed-arched door in second bay from west; parapets battlemented at
west. 2 shafts to 2-centred doorway of porch which has stone seats; nook
shafts to pointed-arched church door. Chancel has south priest's door
under fifth of 5 lancets; sixth window 2-light Transitional. East front
has almond-shaped window above 3 lancets; 3 stepped buttresses. Clasping
buttresses to aisles and chancel; head-stopped-chamfered buttress between
third and fourth lancets of chancel. Chancel blind on north. Interior: painted
rubble, some plaster. Crown-post nave roof; C19 square-panelled chancel roof.
Double-chamfered arches spring from corbels on square piers of open tower,
some with nail-head decoration. Mask corbels to double-chamfered 3-bay
nave arcades on octagonal piers at east, round piers at west. Dado of re-used
box pews with diabolo balustrade panels. Tree painting on plaster reveals of
west window. C19 carved oak pulpit on Frosterley marble columns and octagonal stone
pedestal; C17 figures on ends of choir stalls; re-used rood screen. Mural
brasses to members of Bunnyfamily, including Francis, rector of Ryton,
died 1617. C13 Stanhope marble effigy of priest in chancel. 2 hatchments
in south aisle. C14 Flemish glass re-used in west window, east bay of
chancel, and south aisle, all restored by W. Wailes c.1848. East window
by Kempe 1884; east window in south aisle 1889 by H. Holliday.
1886 spiral stair to tower of slender wooden ogee-arched construction.
Source: D. A. Briggs and N.I. Dugdale Holy Cross Church (Gloucester n.d.).


Listing NGR: NZ1509964831

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