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Sheriff Hill, Church Road, Church of St. John

Sheriff Hill


Religious Ritual and Funerary

Place of Worship


Early Modern


Extant Building

1825 by Ions, a builder who worked for John Green but here acted as architect. Ashlar with low pitched Welsh slate roof. West tower with very tall stone spire, a land and sea mark. Simple Gothick preaching box with very short chancel, lancet windows. Tower projects in centre of three-bay west front, and has diagonal buttresses and battlements. Three pairs of cusped lancets with quatrefoil spandrels and hoodmoulds. LISTED GRADE 2




Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special architectural or Historic Interest, 11/10; Gateshead Council, April 1999, Conservation Area Policy Guidelines, Strategies and Character Statements, Proposed Sheriff Hill Conservation Area, pp 79-82 (Supplementary Planning Guidance); Gateshead Council, July 2003, Sheriff Hill Conservation Area Policy Guidelines, Strategy and Character Statement (Appendix to Supplementary Planning Guidance 1), pp 14-19; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 20

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