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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 03764 65240


BYWELL NEWTON HALL NZ 06 NW 6/87 Church of St. James


Church, built 1857 as chapel of ease, enlarged 1873. Squared tooled stone with tooled-and-margined (1857) or tooled (1873) dressings; red tile roof. Aisleless nave with west tower and south porch, transepts, chancel with north vestry. C14 Gothic style, the 1857 chapel (the present nave) being modelled on the chapel of St. Bartholomew's Hospital at Cowley, Oxford.

3-stage west tower with moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses and north stair turret; 3-light west window, 2-light belfry openings, embattled parapet with 8 crocketed pinnacles. Nave has two 2-light windows, differing in detail, to north and south; south porch has pointed arch and IHS in foiled panel over. Transepts and chancel with moulded plinth and string courses; angle buttresses to south transept, diagonal buttresses to chancel and north transept; various 2-light windows and 3-light east window. Eaves cornice to chancel with square flower ornament. Coped gables with finial crosses.

Interior: Tall tower arch with embattled respond capitals; chancel arch with ballflower, on shafted responds with angel corbels. Rib-vaulted tower and south transept. Painted panelled chancel ceiling. Carved stone reredos, tiled stepped sanctuary with brass rail. North transept as organ chamber. Elaborately-carved octagonal font with symbols of Evangelists. Some marble memorial tablets including 1914-18 War Memorial. Glass by Clayton and Bell.

Listing NGR: NZ0376465240


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

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Date: 16 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/05546/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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