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 National Lottery Heritage 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 and Yorkshire

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