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Date: circa 1960
Description: A view of the exterior of St. Michael's Church, Newburn taken c.1960. The graveyard is in the foreground with the church behind. St. Michael's Church has an early Norman west tower. The date of the tower is c.1190. George Stephenson's two marriages took place at St. Michael's.
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Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Churches Collection
Accession number: NCL 056695
Provider: Newcastle City Library
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Newburn, Church of St. Michael and All Angels
Religious Ritual and Funerary
The earliest documentary evidence to a church is 1067. The earliest part of the fabric of the existing church is the probable early Norman west tower with quasi-Saxon features, though it has been suggested that the megalithic quoining at the south-east angle of the nave might be pre-Conquest. The nave is aisled, with two 4-bay arcades, the north one with round piers and waterleaf capitals of c. 1175, and the south one with double-chamfered arches and alternating round and octagonal piers of the 13th century. The chancel is largely 13th century, and the transepts were added in the 14th century or 15th century. The aisle walls, clerestory, vestry north of the chancel and south porch are all 19th century. LISTED GRADE 1
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