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St. Andrew's Chuch, Newcastle upon Tyne



Newcastle, Newgate Street, Church of St. Andrew



Religious Ritual and Funerary


Parish Church



Extant Building

In the medieval period St Andrew’s was a parochial chapel dependent on St. Nicholas. The earliest masonry suggests a chancel (with decorated Norman chancel arch), a four bay aisled nave (semicircular arches on round columns) and west tower, of mid to late 12th century date. Alterations and additions up to c. 1300 included new north and south transepts, the widening of the north aisle, the lengthening of the chancel, the upper part of the tower and the south porch of the chancel. The 14th century saw the addition of a south porch to the nave and the Trinity Chapel on the east side of the north transept. Thereafter there were no more enlargements, just many alterations, medieval and later. Many of the graveslabs making up the path cover crypts. LISTED GRADE 1




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