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Church of Our Lady and St Wilfred

A Grade II Listed Building in Blyth, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1261 / 55°7'34"N

Longitude: -1.5152 / 1°30'54"W

OS Eastings: 431014

OS Northings: 581411

OS Grid: NZ310814

Mapcode National: GBR K9V5.R7

Mapcode Global: WHC30.PFP3

Entry Name: Church of Our Lady and St Wilfred

Listing Date: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154702

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236011

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Blyth

Built-Up Area: Blyth (Northumberland)

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Blyth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

BLYTH WATERLOO ROAD
NZ 3181 SW
(North side)
11/46 Church of Our Lady
and St. Wilfrid
GV II
Catholic Church, 1862 by A.M. Dunn. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings;
mixed Lakeland and Welsh slate roof. Unaisled, 6 bays with polygonal apse;
south-east bell turret, south transept and south-west sacristy. Cloister
linking transept with presbytery. Free C14 style. Chamfered plinth, stepped
buttresses, hollow-chamfered eaves cornice, with grotesque heads to rainwater
pipes. Coped gables with moulded kneelers and finial crosses. West end shows
double diagonally-boarded doors in moulded arch with 2 orders of colonnettes,
flanked by small lancets; stepped group of three 2-light windows above;
hoodmoulds with head stops. North and south walls with trefoiled lancets;
porch-like sacristy on south has 2-light window; transept has two 2-light
windows with large wheel window above and cusped niche in gable. Lower cloister
to east has two 2-light windows. Aspe has 3-light east window, with cusped
niche over, in slightly-projecting gable end; 2-light windows to east side.
Extruded turret has stair loops and octagonal upper section with trefoil panels
and trefoil-headed niches under gabled hoods with richly-carved beast stops;
Short tegulated stone spire.

Interior: Unbroken apsidal-ended space, plastered. South transept is vestry
with gallery over. Western screen and jettied canted gallery with carving.
Lady Chapel with carved stone reredos below gallery on south side. Arcaded
apse with figures of saints in trefoiled carved panels with marble shafts
between. Canted reredos with central pinnacle in the form of a steeple flanked
by crocketed niches with sculptured groups. Pinnacled sides canted forward
with figures of saints under canopies at either end. Richly-carved pulpit
with figures of saints and group of Christ preaching. Stations of the Cross
oil on canvas in Gothic wood panels. Large west window: Adoration of the Lamb,
asymmetrical composition of high quality.

The cloister linked the church to buildings on the east, now altered and not
of special interest, which originally housed a small community of Benedictine
monks.

Listing NGR: NZ3101481411

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