CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND ST BASIL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1024896
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND ST BASIL, FENHAM HALL DRIVE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND ST BASIL, FENHAM HALL DRIVE

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

District:
Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 22552 65576

Details

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
304548
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 19 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/00198/04
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