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HARTLEPOOL HUTTON AVENUE NZ 5032 (north side) 10/79 Church of St Joseph
Roman Catholic church, 1893-95, by E.J. Hansom (Newcastle), with mid C20 porch. Brick with red sandstone dressings and Westmorland slate roofs.
Disoriented, terms used are ritual. Clearstoried and aisled nave, apsed chancel, north and south transept chapels, sacristies in south-east angle of south transept; and north-west porch. Nave of 6 bays defined by buttresses, has clearstorey windows in 2-centred arches and paired trefoil-headed lancets to north aisle. Decorated-style traceries to nave and 2-bay chancel. West doorway of 4 roll-moulded orders and granite shafts with leafy capitals under water-leaf moulded hoodmould. Gargoyles above pilasters rising from buttresses between windows of decagonal sanctuary apse. Similar gargoyles to west gable; all by Milburn (York). Nave arcades have compound piers and figures of angels to spandrels, by Bolton & Sons (Cheltenham); round wall-shafts rise above to foliate capitals carrying wall-posts of hammerbeam roof having carved figures to hammerbeam ends.
Roof is ceiled with timber boarding in chancel apse, where wall-posts rise from angel corbels. South aisle has blank arcading. Middle 3 windows of apse have good stained glass of Bible scenes by Glossley, Atkinson & Co.; other 4 windows are plain; carved stone figures to spandrels. Vitreous mosaic to aisle floors. Marble mosaic chancel floor. Marble reredos to 3 faces of apse, incorporating 4 figures of Virgin and saints in turreted niches; central niche containing Crucifix flanked by mosaic panels. Altar with marble and alabaster sides and grey granite mensa. Marble and alabaster side rails. Each chapel has altar and reredos of Marble and alabaster, with figures and rails. Circular marble font on 4 compound shafts with foliate alabaster capitals and moulded octagonal plinth.
Ornamental sanctuary lamp in brass and iron, suspended from iron bracket.
Listing NGR: NZ5034532502
Copyright IoE Mr Thomas Sample. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Sample, Thomas
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Brick, Lake District Slate, Sandstone, Victorian Roman Catholic Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship