Tyne and Wear HER(6648): Newcastle, Church of St. Nicholas, carved stones - Details
Newcastle, Church of St. Nicholas, carved stones
Three 12th century carved stones were found 20 feet north west of St Nicholas Cathedral in around 1925, during excavations for the new tramways on the High Level Bridge approach. They had been reused in a building and then used in road penning below the old granite setts. One stone was a carved water-leaf capital dated c.1175 AD. The other two stones were voussoirs with keeled rolls and an outer chamfered edge. They were probably arch stones from the side windowa, doorway or arch moulding of a church of the same period - probably from the second church of St Nicholas destroyed by fire in 1216. Donated to the Society of Antiquaries by Newcastle Corporation (per Mr Steele).
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Series 4, I (1925), pp 9-10