Church of St Matthew, Summerhill Street, Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle upon Tyne

Built in 1877 by the local architect RJ Johnson, with a striking west tower added in 1895 by Hicks & Charlewood. The church has sandstone walls and a roof of plain clay tiles. The interior is tall and spacious with double aisles on either side of the nave. Funding, through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme, enabled the completion of repairs to the nave and chancel roofs, and rainwater pipes, in 2014. A phased programme of work is being developed to address issues affecting the external stonework.

Church of St Matthew, Summerhill Street, Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle upon Tyne
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1024757
  • Local Planning Authority: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: Church of St Matthew
  • Street Name: Summerhill Street
  • Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • County: Tyne and Wear
  • District / Borough: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Newcastle upon Tyne Central
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Kate Wilson 0191 269 1221

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England