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Tower of St Stephen's Church, Low Elswick
|OS grid reference||NZ 231 632|
|Location||Brunel Terrace, Low Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
|Website||Churches Conservation Trust|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||14 June 1954|
|Style||Gothic Revival (Decorated)|
|Closed||1 January 1984|
|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.
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.
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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