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Gateshead (Metropolitan Authority)
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NZ 26 SE FELLING HIGH STREET (east side) Felling 6/37 Church of St. Patrick


R.C. parish church 1893-5 by C. Walker of Newcastle. Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with high cavetto- moulded stone gable coping on roll-moulded, gabled footstones. Oriented north-south. Nave, ritual north and south aisles; north and south transepts, a porch to the southern one, chancel with north and south side chapels. Undercroft to nave built into hill. Early C14 style with much ornament. 5-bay nave has flat-headed 3-light windows, stone-mullioned and with alternate- block jambs. Aisles have 3-light Decorated windows under dripmoulds. Transepts have 2 pairs of cusped lancets over 2 pairs of Tudor-arched windows; slit window in gable peak; sill and lintel bands. Arcaded 5-sided apse contains lancet windows under hoodmould with block stops; 2 clasping bands to arcade pilasters; 3-sided side chapels have similar windows. Roof, hipped over chancel and chapels, has red ridge tiles and lead octagonal fleche at crossing; cross finials. West front: perron stair over segment-headed entrance to undercroft; Double boarded church door in pointed-arched opening under dripmould with ogee finial; flanking crocketed niches; wheel window over. 5-sided corner staircase at left. Flying buttresses at west end over undercroft access. Interior: flower-stopped hoodmould over nave arcade, sill string and hoodmould to clerestory windows. Rear arches to aisle windows. Barrel roof on shafted brackets with struts. Tall, paired transept arches. Ornate altar and arcaded sanctuary, with niches; pulpit of alabaster on Frosterley marble base by Emley of Newcastle; stone and marble communion rail.

Listing NGR: NZ2766261950


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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: 03 Dec 2000
Reference: IOE01/01806/14
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