CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1355096
Date first listed:
01-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, BIRTLEY LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, BIRTLEY LANE

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

District:
Gateshead (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 27445 55622

Details

NZ 25 NE BIRTLEY BIRTLEY LANE 12/3 (east side)

1.2.67 Church of St. John the Evangelist.

G.V. II

Parish church. 1849-50 by Pickering. Snecked tooled sandstone, blue Lakeland slate roofs. Aisleless nave, west tower flanked by single-storey half-octagonal ended proj- ections, south porch; double-gabled transepts; short one-bay chancel with apse. North of chancel a small semi-circular-ended chapel and a plain vestry. Norman style. Round- headed windows, mostly with roll mouldings and nook shafts with scalloped capitals. Corbel table to panelled sections of 3-bay nave. Paired transept windows have round openings with chevron moulding above. Corbel table also around chancel. 2-stepped plinth; sill and impost bands. Tower of 4 stages with round window in lowest stage similar to transepts, round-headed window above, clock face in third stage and single bell opening in top stage; parapet resting on corbel table. Main entrance in porch has stout chevron moulding and nook shafts with scalloped capitals. The porch itself is a later addition, in Tudor style of similar wall material and with a stone-flagged roof. Interior; plastered and wainscoted to base of windows which have pronounced splay. Tall tower arch, chancel arch and paired arches to transepts, all with chevron and bobbin ornament and resting on scalloped capitals of round piers. Nave roof of arch- braced collar beam and king-post type on long wood brackets on stone corbels. Apsidal east end has 4 large engaged columns with scalloped capitals and roll-moulded thick ribs. Chancel roof similar to nave and lower. Small wood rood screen. East window depicting crucifixion; 2 memorial windows in north aisle, the latter by Cottier and Co., dated 1872.

Listing NGR: NZ2744555622

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
303767
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 23 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/04564/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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