CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1106329
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, PILGRIM STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, PILGRIM STREET

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District:
Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 25260 64017

Details

NZ 2564 SW and NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE PILGRIM STREET NZ 2563 NW (south end off) 21/452 and 24/452 Church of All Saints 14.6.54 G.V. I Parish church; now urban studies centre and concert hall. 1786-96 by David Stephenson replacing medieval church. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Oval plan, with apses on short axis west-east; south chapel and vestry flank portico and tower. Classical style, with baroque tower. Greek Doric tetrastyle portico has dentilled pediment; flanking windows have tripartite sashes in Ionic pilasters under shallow lunettes with glazing bars; voussoirs continuous with chanelled rustication. Rusticated plinth supports paired Ionic pilasters defining bays, with top entablature. Returns have similar window treatment to 2-bay chapel and vestry. Oval continues plinth and Ionic Order framing segmental-headed windows; round-headed gallery windows have balustrades; top dentilled cornice continuous with pediments of tower. 4-stage tower has segmental-headed windows under dentilled pediments; tall arched panels above with louvred lunettes under dentilled cornice; clock faces flanked by plinths of paired diagonal columns; tripartite windows above. Set-back top stage has round balustrade and set-back open-arched belfry with paired corner columns; top spire. Double door in portico and in west apse. Both apses have blind panels, the upper balustraded and with swags. Fluted impost strings. Low, flat-coped walls flank 3 flights of steps to portico. Interior: painted plaster above panelled mahogany dado, moulded plaster ceiling with much leaf and flower ornament; dentilled cornice. Panelled pews join fluted Doric columns supporting balcony, all mahogany. Corinthian Order in east apse; organ in west concealing exit. Vestibule under tower contains replica of medieval font with heraldic shields; memorials on walls include marble plaque commemorating David Stephenson, architect, died 1819, by Davies; low-relief obelisk on mount to Edward Moses d.1813, son of the master of the Grammar School, by Davies with Greek and Latin inscriptions; and to Joseph Garnett, died 1796, a bracketed marble slab with book and drapery, by Craggs. Former vestry contains boards of Creed, Lord's Prayer and Commandments from church. Source: T. Sopwith A Historical and Descriptive Account of All Saints' Church in Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle 1826. Tyne and Wear Museums Service The Tyneside Classical Tradition 1980.

Listing NGR: NZ2526064017

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
304782
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Sopwith, T, A Historical and Descriptive Account of All Saints' Church in Newcastle upon Tyne, (1826)
'Laing Art Gallery Catalogue' in The Tyneside Classical Tradition, (1980)

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: 09 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/03306/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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