The Parish Church of St Andrew

The Parish Church of St Andrew is one of the four ancient parish churches of Newcastle. The present building was begun in the 12th Century, and the last addition to it, apart from the vestries, was the main porch in 1726.

The building contains more old stonework than any other church in Newcastle, and is surrounded by the last of the ancient churchyards of the city to retain its original character. Many of the graveslabs making up the path cover crypts.

In the Civil War the tower received a battering during the siege of Newcastle by the Scots who finally breached The Town Wall and forced a surrender. King Charles 1 was lodged in a house in the parish when a prisoner of the Scots. In the church are three of the old stone cannonballs.

Description courtesy of a booklet I was given by the church attendant.

26th November 2017

23rd February 2013

4th September 2008

29th October 2007

9th July 2007

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