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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Cramlington, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0859 / 55°5'9"N

Longitude: -1.583 / 1°34'58"W

OS Eastings: 426713

OS Northings: 576910

OS Grid: NZ267769

Mapcode National: GBR K9DM.2N

Mapcode Global: WHC35.NFCD

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 24 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236025

Location: Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Cramlington

Built-Up Area: Cramlington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Cramlington St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 27 NE
(South side)
4/61 Church of
St. Nicholas
Parish Church, 1868 by Austin and Johnson, adapted from earlier Dobson design.
Squared stone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slates except for Lakeland slates on
south aisle; red tile ridge cresting. 4-bay aisled nave with west tower and
north porch. 2-bay chancel with organ chamber and vestry on north. Free C13
style. Stepped buttresses, plinth and sill string. Nave has double and triple
lancets on north and south, 2-light plate-tracery windows in ends of aisles,
gabled north porch with boarded double doors, showing scrolly ironwork, in
moulded arch; and clerestorey of sexfoiled circles. Tall 3-stage tower with
north-west stair turret, 2-light west window and bell openings of 2 lights
within multi-chamfered arch, in sunk panel below carved cornice. Clockface on
west of 2nd stage. Chancel has wall arcade on south above high-set string,
incorporating two 2-light windows; angle buttresses, and 3-light plate tracery
east window. Set against south wall, headstone of Dorothy Gillespy d.1776 with
hand holding book in front of arrow and trumpet; scrolled foliage at sides,
good lettering.

Interior: Nave arcades show pointed arches of 2 orders on round piers with
foliage-carved caps in late C12 style. Tall tower arch of 2 hollow-chamfered
orders. Similar chancel arch, on responds of paired columns, has hoodmould
with headstops. Arch to organ chamber on foliage-carved responds. Trefoil-
headed aumbry in chancel. Roofs with arch-braced collar-beam trusses, those in
nave on moulded corbels. Contemporary stone reredos with St. Cuthbert's Cross
and symbols of evangelists. Rood loft of 1896 with carved pendant tracery.
Romanesque font with inlaid marble panels; small C18 font in north aisle with
cable-moulded bowl on octagonal shaft. Funeral hatchment of Adam Mansfield de
Cardonnel-Lawson, 1820, in south aisle. Memorial to George Henry Shum-Storey,
1869, by font; marble sculpture of angel and cross. Windows by Cottier,1868 in
north and south (wise and foolish virgins) aisles.

The medieval chapel of St. Nicholas, rebuilt in late C17, stood at NZ 26717688,
a short distance south of the present church.

Listing NGR: NZ2671376910

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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