Church of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas and presbytery adjoining.


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Church of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas and presbytery adjoining., Stella Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 4LR


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas and presbytery adjoining., Stella Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 4LR

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Gateshead (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ 17209 63991


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/04/2020

NZ 16 SE 4/27

BLAYDON STELLA ROAD (south side) Church of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas and presbytery adjoining.

GV II Roman Catholic church and presbytery. 1831-1832 by John Green; 1848- 849, porch, chancel and fleche by Dobson. Church: coursed squared sandstone with plinth and ashlar dressings; roof Westmorland slate with stone gable copings. Aligned north-south. Nave and chancel.

Six-bay nave has alternate block jambs and sloping sills to lancet windows; gabled buttresses between. In second bay steeply-gabled porch with elaborate doorway. Above porch a three-mouchettes window.Chancel has three lancets and stepped buttresses. Cross finials to low-pitched roof of nave and steeply-pitched of chancel. Octagonal stone belfry over chancel arch has weather vane finial to spirelet.

Interior: deep splays to lancets; pointed chancel arch with dog-tooth on shafted columns with foliage capitals. Chancel has sedilia on south, seat in imitation of wall tomb on north. Gothic revival altar, and wood communion rail.

Glass in the first north bay of nave, in memory of Thomas Parker, priest, died 1847. Other good Victorian glass, also in porch. Presbytery attached to north: sandstone ashlar; roof concealed by parapet. Perpendicular style. Three storeys, five windows x two. North elevation of one, three and one windows has central projecting bay and corner turret. Central pointed-arched door between shafts recessed in flat-headed surround, with mouchettes in spandrels under label mould; above this a three-light transomed window between bracketed niches under label moulds; ogee-headed niches in gable peak. Flanking recessed bays have two-light windows; square turrets one-light sash window with stone mullions.

Roof: high central ridge flanked by two low ledges. Interior: turrets provide corner cupboards; some Gothick, some three-over-three panelled doors; blocked door on second landing formerly communicated with organ loft of church.

Listing NGR: NZ1720963991


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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: 23 Apr 2004
Reference: IOE01/12184/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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