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Latitude: 54.9867 / 54°59'12"N
Longitude: -1.609 / 1°36'32"W
OS Eastings: 425118
OS Northings: 565855
OS Grid: NZ251658
Mapcode National: GBR SPX.Q8
Mapcode Global: WHC3K.8X2J
Entry Name: Jesmond United Reformed Church and Hall Attached
Listing Date: 17 December 1971
Last Amended: 30 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1319998
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304441
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Electoral Ward/Division: South Jesmond
Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Jesmond Clayton Memorial Church
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NZ 26 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BURDON TERRACE (north side)
9/136 Jesmond United Reformed
17.12.71 Church. (Formerly listed
as Jesmond Presbyterian
Church) and hall attached.
Non-conformist church. 1887-8 by W.L. Newcombe. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings: roofs of graduated Lakeland slate with
bright red terra-cotta ridge tiles, stone cross finial. Nave and shallow
paired transepts; chancel with vestries to rear under caretaker's flat. Aligned
north-south. Ritual south-west tower. Free Gothic style. Steps up to paired
half-glazed doors and overlights recessed in west porch. Paired pink granite
shafts, with ashlar stiff-leaf capitals, support paired 2-centred arches.
Gabled drip-mould above larger arch over porch. Two 3-light windows above,
almond-shaped window in gable peak under 5 stepped lancets with slits. Stone
cross finial; angle buttresses with stone spirelet at left. 3-stage tower has
3-light window in first stage, 2 small quatrefoil lights in second, tall paired
2-light belfry openings in third under parapet with pinnacles and spirelet;
angle buttresses. Cusped lancets elsewhere, paired in clerestory and gabled
transepts. Interior: painted plaster above boarded dado; king-post roof on
shafted brackets. 4-bay arcades have round pink granite columns with ashlar
plinths and capitals; ashlar half-column responds; double-chamfered 2-centred
arches have flower-stopped continuous drip mould. Tall double-chamfered chancel
arch with corbelled inner shaft. Barrel roof to chancel. Gallery in west end
above vestibule. Organ with stencilled decoration fills chancel; Gothic-
style central pulpit and sounding-board; similar-style communion table.
Octagonal font on green marble shafts. Glass in east and transept windows by
Kempe and Co; in west by Dearle of Morris and Co. High relief war memorial
by Gilbert with figures of soldiers and St. George and angel flanking
Crucifixion. Battle honour of Tyneside Scottish Regiment in W.W.I. Hall,
attached to west front by 3-bay arcaded passage, has paired 3-light windows
under gable containing 3 cusped slits; buttresses; roof has small gabled
Listing NGR: NZ2511865855
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 August 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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