Church Of St Thomas The Martyr
- 25 Jun 2000
- Church Of St Thomas The Martyr, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 7RH
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 2464 NE NEWASTLE UPON TYNE BARRAS BRIDGE (South end) 1833/16/84 Church of St Thomas 14.06.54 The Martyr
Extra-parochial peculiar church. 1825-30 by John Dobson. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Aisled nave clasping west tower; shallow chancel with north and south porches. Modified Early English style. Wrought iron gates to west porch in tower with cross-ribbed vault and high arches to aisles and nave. 4-stage tower has high moulded west arch, with triple nook shafts flanked by blind lancets under pierced sloping parapets. Double flying buttresses to second stage with blind arcade; clock in low third stage. Tall, empty 2-light belfry openings. Pierced parapet with corner spirelets in octagonal buttresses, and centre-side pinnacles. Lancet windows, paired in 5-bay nave and triple with shafts in east front; tall pinnacles on buttreses, angle at corners. INTERIOR has plaster above wainscotting; ribbed cross vaults to nave and aisles on slender quatrefoil piers. Galleries on 3 sides, the west containing 1837, organ inserted in 1960. East glass 1881; other C19 glass in north aisle. White marble memorial to Robert Wasney died 1836 by C. Tate - woman standing ' beside altar. Battle honours of 1899-1902 in South Africa War and 1914-1918 in Great War, of 6th Northumberland Fusiliers, framed at east end of north aisle. Historical note: built by the Trustees of the St. Mary Magdalene and Holy Jesus Hospitals to replace the mediaeval chapel at the end of Tyne Bridge.
Listing NGR: NZ2487464910
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob
Ashlar, Sandstone, Welsh Slate, Georgian Church, Victorian Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, War Memorial