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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1024743



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1971

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304962

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NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTMORLAND ROAD (south side) 11/606 Church of St. Michael and Presbytery attached 17.12.71 G.V. II* R.C. parish church. 1889-91 by Dunn, Hansom and Dunn. Snecked sandstone with ashlar-coped rock;faced plinth, ashlar dressings and quoins; graduated Lakeland slate roof with ornamental red ridge on transepts. Presbytery of rock-faced sandstone in irregular courses; ashlar dressings and quoins, and Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. Church : cruciform with aisled nave, north porch and crossing tower. One-bay link from south transept to presbytery. Decorated style. West double door in deeply-moulded 2-centred arch under gabled drip mould; north door in second-bay porch has nook shafts, head-stopped drip mould and ball flower ornament; plainer south door in west bay; all doors boarded with elaborate hinges. Paired aisle windows, 2-light windows in panelled clerestory and in 3-sided west apse to north aisle; rectilinear tracery to larger transept, east and west windows. Octagonal tower has raised tracery to 2-light windows. Gargoyles and coped parapets to aisles; gargoyles, pierced battlements and pinnacles to tower. Buttresses, some gabled. Cross finials to steeply-pitched roofs. Interior: ashlar, with boarded barrel roofs. 5-bay arcades have alternately round and octagonal piers. 4 high crossing arches with central shafts to transepts. Angel corbels and much carved ornament. Painted, panelled chancel ceiling; tierceron-ribbed boarded ceiling in tower. High-quality alabaster reredos with statues in riches, and matching communion rail. Glass: east window by Westlake of London, west and others by Atkinson of Newcastle. Presbytery: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Gabled front has 5-panelled door with overlight and side lights at right; tripartite sash above. At left, a 2-storey canted bay; paired sashes on second floor; all windows stone-mullioned in alternate- block surrounds with flat stone lintels and sloping sills; flower-stopped drip moulds. Louvred vent in gable peak. Gable coping with fleur-de-lis finial and moulded kneelers.

Listing NGR: NZ2314763509

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National Grid Reference: NZ 23147 63509


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