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Church of St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Bede, South Tyneside

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Latitude: 54.9804 / 54°58'49"N

Longitude: -1.4722 / 1°28'19"W

OS Eastings: 433879

OS Northings: 565216

OS Grid: NZ338652

Mapcode National: GBR LB5V.2G

Mapcode Global: WHD4Y.C26S

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Last Amended: 26 February 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303745

Location: South Tyneside, NE32

County: South Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Bede

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Jarrow Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


Church of St Paul
(formerly listed as
1/84 (St Paul's Church)



Parish Church, formerly two separate churches, part of the monastery of St Paul.
Foundation 681-2 with gift by King Ecgfrith to Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth; 685 dedication stone of basilica resited in nave over arch to tower. Eastern Saxon church is present chancel; tower Norman but may incorporate Saxon fabric; former basilica, is present nave, rebuilt 1782. 1866 alterations and additions of large north aisle and north porch by George Gilbert Scott; 1972 restoration. Nave of snecked sandstone with plinth; tower and chancel of coursed sandstone blocks, some of which are re-used Roman stones. Roofs: graduated Cumbrian slates on nave, lead on chancel; flat stone gable copings. Nave, north aisle and west and north porches; tower joining nave and chancel; chancel has vestry on north-west.
Interior : 5 bays to aisle arcade; groined vault to tower at 1st floor; part
of foundations of north wall of basilica exposed under glass in the nave. In
the north porch are sculptures and balusters from the earlier building. East
window by L C Evetts. Sources include: R Cramp Archaeological Journal vol
CXXXIII 1976, 220-228, 'Jarrow Church'; HM and J Taylor Anglo-Saxon Architecture
(1965) vol. I, 338-349.

Listing NGR: NZ3387365216

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