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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1042733



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Morpeth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238742

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MORPETH NEWGATE STREET (off) NZ 1986 (East side)

22/253 Church of St. James



Church. 1842-6 by Benjamin Ferrey. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Romanesque style. A large and impressive church. Cruciform with nave and chancel aisles and crossing tower.

West end has portal with 2 orders of columns, 2 round-headed windows above and intersecting arches on second floor; flanking bays rise to form octagonal towers with short stone spires.

5-bay nave. North porch with 2 orders of columns and chevron mouldings. Shafted windows with cushion capitals and roll-moulded arches. Clerestory windows have beakhead in the arches. Round-arched corbel table to aisle; nave has corbel table with chevron moulding.

Large central tower with 2-light bell openings under high round arch and with flanking blank arches. Above this the wall is carved in imitation of tilework. Round stair projection in north-west corner rises above parapet as a turret. Apsidal chancel has arcade of round arches beneath eaves and billet frieze above.

Interior: Nave arcade has quatrefoil piers; chancel piers are round. Glass by Wailes. Frescoes in the chancel by Clayton and Bell.

Listing NGR: NZ1980486238

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National Grid Reference: NZ 19804 86238


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