CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1024913
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY, CLAYTON STREET WEST

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Location

Statutory Address:
CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY, CLAYTON STREET WEST

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 24476 63908

Details

NZ 2463 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CLAYTON STREET WEST (east side)

22/184 Cathedral of St. Mary 14/6/54

G.V. I

Roman Catholic Cathedral. Circa 1844; a major composition by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Tower completed c. 1872 by A.M. Dunn and E.J. Hansom. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roofs of graduated slates with overlapping stone gable copings; stone spire. Aisled nave and chancel without division; south-west polygonal chapel now entrance porch, and to east of this the tower. Decorated style. West double door with elaborate hinges in moulded and shafted surround; 5-light window above flanked by niches with figures; reticulated tracery to 3-light west aisle windows under gables; gabled buttresses. South door, in tall tower, similar to west door; upper stages of tower have cusped lancets, slits and 2-light belfry openings under crocketed dripmould with fantastic beast finials; quatrefoil pierced parapet has corner pinnacles with spirelets; tall octagonal spire has crocketed lucarnes, weathercock finial. 3-light aisle windows, 6-light at east. Interior: plaster above boarded dado with tiled frieze; angel corbels support scissor - braced roof trusses; round piers to 7-bay nave and chancel, with moulded arches. Caen stone altar and reredos with much carving; similar style lectern and pulpit.

Listing NGR: NZ2447663906

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
304491
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: 30 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/00192/02
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