Church of St Chad, Rawling Road, Gateshead - Gateshead

St Chad's is cruciform in plan with a large octagonal tower at its centre. Designed by the architect William Searle Hicks, it was consecrated in 1903. The slated roof coverings are approaching the end of their serviceable life and there is some water ingress internally. The roofs of the nave and tower were replaced in 2016 through funding from a Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Grant. Funding options are currently being explored for the repair of the remainder of the roofs following two unsuccessful bids to the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme.

Church of St Chad, Rawling Road, Gateshead - Gateshead
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST CHAD
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1277841
  • Local Planning Authority: Gateshead
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Chad
  • Street Name: Rawling Road
  • Locality: Gateshead
  • County: Tyne and Wear
  • District / Borough: Gateshead
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gateshead
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*