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St Stephen's Church, Low Elswick
A tower with a stair turret, pinnacles and a spire
Tower of St Stephen's Church, Low Elswick
Coordinates: 54°57′49″N 1°38′24″W / 54.9635°N 1.6401°W / 54.9635; -1.6401
OS grid reference NZ 231 632
Location Brunel Terrace, Low Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Churches Conservation Trust
History
Dedication Saint Stephen
Architecture
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 14 June 1954
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival (Decorated)
Groundbreaking 1866
Completed 1868
Closed 1 January 1984
Specifications
Materials Sandstone, Welsh slate roof

St Stephen's Church is a redundant Anglican church in Brunel Terrace, Low Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

History

The foundation stone of the church was laid by Sir William Armstrong on 19 November 1866. Building was completed in 1868 and it was dedicated by Charles Baring, Bishop of Durham, during that year. It was declared redundant on 1 January 1984 and was vested in the Trust on 18 March 1987. Only the base of the tower is available for public access.

Architecture

The church is constructed in sandstone with a Welsh slate roof. As built, its plan consisted of a nave with north and south aisles and a west porch, a north transept, a chancel with a north aisle, and a northwest tower. Its architectural style is Decorated Gothic Revival. The tower is in three stages with triple bell openings, a corbel table, and a battlemented parapet. Flying buttresses lead up to a tall octagonal spire with lucarnes. It contains a ring of eight bells which were cast in 1880 by John Taylor of Loughborough.

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