Church Of St Columba

18 Feb 2001
Church Of St Columba, Cornhill Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR5 1EB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


NZ3858 CORNHILL ROAD, Southwick 920-1/8/286 (East side) Church of St Columba


Parish church. 1888-90. By C Hodgson Fowler. Brick with red sandstone dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roof. Aisled nave and chancel, E apse, NE organ chamber and vestry, S porch, W porches and baptistry. Basilica style. EXTERIOR: plinth to full-height E apse and lower apse to S chancel aisle; semi-conical roofs. 8-bay nave with continuous chancel has E and W chancel and nave gables have shallow buttresses continuous with Lombard frieze; N and S elevations have shallow pillars defining bays, the aisles with single lights under drip-moulds, the clerestory with paired lights under drip-string which continues around W angles and over large W roundel. Round-headed windows have sloping sills and are recessed in plain surrounds. Pent W porches have 3 windows flanking boarded doors under moulded lintels, and one window beside each door in central section, blank where baptistry apse with conical roof rises through porch. INTERIOR shows full-length arcades with plain round arches on round piers with cushion capitals; roof queen-post trusses on horizontal corbels. Complete scheme of decoration by James Eadie Reid comprises painted sanctuary apse with groups of early English saints, biblical scenes above high panelled dado along both aisles, and stained glass in many windows, some signed and dated JER 1905. Marble Communion rail panelled in cream, green and red; marble mosaic sanctuary floor includes Frosterley `marble'. Square dark marble font with Romanesque carved patterns in W baptistry. (Corfe T and Milburn G: Buildings and Beliefs: Sunderland: 1984-: 16-17).

Listing NGR: NZ3899058587


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1774 IOE Records taken by David E Sandersfield; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David E Sandersfield. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Sandersfield, David E

Rights Holder: Sandersfield, David E


Brick, Lake District Slate, Sandstone, Victorian Parish Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship

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