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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wallsend, North Tyneside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.994 / 54°59'38"N

Longitude: -1.5174 / 1°31'2"W

OS Eastings: 430974

OS Northings: 566708

OS Grid: NZ309667

Mapcode National: GBR KBVP.8L

Mapcode Global: WHC3L.NQMW

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 18 August 1947

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025326

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303394

Location: North Tyneside, NE28

County: North Tyneside

Metropolitan District Ward: Wallsend

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Wallsend St Peter and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/01/2013


NZ 36 NW
7/146 (inset)
18.8.47


WALLSEND
CHURCH BANK (south side)

Church of St. Peter

II*

G.V.

Parish church dated 1809 and restoration 1892 on brass plaque in porch. Paid
for by tontine and partly by Dean and Chapter of Durham. Coursed squared
sandstone with plinth; snecked sandstone additions of chancel with south
aisle, tower buttresses and stair turret. Roofs of Welsh slate; stone flags
to stair turret. Church: west tower with south porch; nave and north vestry;
chancel and south porch. Perpendicular style. Pointed-arched west door in
chamfered, moulded surround, in porch of 3-stage tower; 3-light windows and
2-light belfry openings in upper stages; buttresses with many offsets, slit
windows in octagonal stair turret; battlemented parapet with gargoyles. 4-bay
nave has 3-light windows; 2-light windows in vestry with elliptical-headed
door. Square-headed chancel windows under flower-ornamented string on grotesque
animal corbels; string continuous to gable above 5-light 2-centred-arched east
window. Rough corbel table to nave. Pinnacled battlements. Interior plaster
with ashlar dressings above panelled dado. Wide double-chamfered chancel arch
on octagonal columns from which spring side arches to aisle and organ chamber.
Cusped, collared, hammer-beam and king post nave roof, with large angels on
hammers; panelled chancel roof. Font resited from Holy Cross Church (q.v.)
in west baptistry; 3 sedilia in south chancel. Glass in south aisle by
Atkinson; in north aisle by Ethel Rhine Strang. Source: W. Richardson
History of the Parish of Wallsend, 1923 pp 123-144.


Listing NGR: NZ3097466708

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