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Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 59473 25003


REDCAR COATHAM ROAD, south side NZ 52 NE & NZ 52 SE 1/39 & 4/39 Christ Church G.V. II

Church, 1854 by Coe and Godwin, from the benefaction of Mrs. Teresa Newcomen. Late C19 organ chamber. Squared random sandstone rubble with Bath stone dressings. Welsh slate roofs. West tower, clerestoried and aisled nave with south porch, chancel with south organ chamber and north vestry. Decorated style with reticulated tracery. 4-stage tower has double-chamfered plinth, angle buttresses with offsets, vice at south-west angle and stone broach spire with ornamented metal finial. Double-chamfered west doorway below chamfered window in 2nd stage. 3 lancets in each face of 3rd stage below openwork clock faces on north, south and west sides. Chamfered bell openings with tracery and sill band. 4-bay nave and aisles with offset buttresses between bays. Clerestorey windows triangular with curved sides. Gabled porch has boarded double doors, with ornamented strap hinges, in chamfered surround. Lower 2-bay chancel and organ chamber. Lateral stack on north side; roof has crested ridge tiles. Cross finials on nave and chancel. Gabled vestry with diagonal buttresses. Interior: plastered, with Caen stone dressings. Double-chamfered arcades with foliate capitals on compound piers. Continuous hoodmould with bosses and mask stops., Clerestorey sill string. Tall tower arch holds glazed wood screen. Chancel arch with compound responds on enriched corbels. Mintons encaustic tiled floors in chancel and sanctuary. Double-framed braced collar nave roof has 2 levels of purlins, ashlar pieces, curved braces and wall posts on moulded corbels. Good contemporary stained glass in nave. Chancel windows 1858 by G.W. Terry, and Fussel and Clouser (London). East and west windows 1865 by Wailes (Newcastle). Font, pulpit, sedilia, reredos and piscina, 1865 by Sir Gilbert Scott. Plain octagonal font on 4 engaged shafts. Octagonal pulpit drum on 6 engaged shafts, has offset buttresses at angles and carved panels. 3-bay sedilia has trefoil-headed openings and angels in spandrels. 3-bay ogee-headed reredos flanked by traceried niches with angels in spandrels. Similar piscina with foliate bowl, now altered to aumbry with Art Nouveau repousé pewter panel on door. Crocketed foliate canopies and finials are common to sedilia, reredos, aumbry and pulpit panels. Richly carved 1922 rood beam has pendant vaulting, drop tracery, brattishing and rood flanked by figures of saints. History: the church is associated with the Christ Church Sisterhood, the first Anglican religious community in the north, who from 1854 provided a hospital and medical services for the people of Middlesbrough and sent trained workers to found or help medical services in other industrial areas. The church also has value as a local landmark.

Listing NGR: NZ5947325003


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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: 15 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/10158/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Bradley. Source Historic England Archive
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