This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 26 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE FENHAM HALL DRIVE (north side) 8/236 Church of St. James and St. Basil.
14.6.54 G.V. II Parish church. 1927-31 by E.E. Lofting; paid for by Sir James Knott in memory of his sons James and Basil, killed in First World War. Snecked tooled sandstone with ashlar dressings, moulded plinth and large quoins; graduated Lakeland slate roof with roll-moulded gable copings. Nave and south aisle; south-east tower; tall north vestry. Free Gothic style. Double doors, boarded and studded, in 2-centred arches, that at west moulded and shafted, that at south under corbelled shallow gable. Tall traceried windows of 2 lights to twin-gabled west front and to nave and aisle; smaller similar windows to tower south front; and 3-light windows on east of tower and in chancel, this last very tall. Aisle and nave have corbel table. Tower has 2 small windows above drip mould of east window; Lombard frieze above these; and paired belfry openings with pierced shuttering under battlements.
Buttressed stair turret at south west has octagonal top with stone spirelet.
Interior: plaster with ashlar dressings; king-post roof; ribbed vault to tower memorial chapel. 4-bay arcade of chamfered arches on tall octagonal columns; similar archesto chapel. Arches with Moorish wood screens on north to organ chamber; one similar arch and oriel screen,above tower chapel, for organ pipes.
Corbelled arcaded stone frieze below sills. Marble-flagged chancel floor.
Inlaid wood altar and retable; elaborately-carved reredos. High quality glass.
Historical, note: said to be built with stone from Dobson's 1830 Newcastle prison, in Carliol Square, demolished at that time.
Listing NGR: NZ2255265576
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
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