St Matthew, Summerhill Street
St Matthew, Summerhill Street, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6EJ View on map
A fine 19th century church built in late perpendicular gothic style to an ingenious plan making best use of a confined hillside setting. Architects were R J Johnson and successor W S Hicks. A clerestoried chancel and nave flanked by inner and outer aisles and a dominating west tower. Carved caen stone reredos and stained glass, including a Kempe six light east window.
Every Friday 10am - 4pm, with the exception of Good Friday (30th March) and the Friday following Christmas Day (28th December).
- Open on Heritage Open Day
Road: Situated at the top of Westgate Hill on route west out of Newcastle upon Tyne. Turn left onto Elswick Road, Summerhill Street is next left. Rail: Newcastle Central Station (1mile) Bus: Routes 38,33 and 32 from Railway Station
Permit parking only on Summerhill Street - permits are obtainable from the Church of adjacent Hall. Alternative parking available on Elswick Road (no permit required).
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes