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 mor 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. 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 prisonner of the Scots. In the church are three of the old stone cannonballs.
Description harvested from a booklet I was given by the church attendant.
The Parish Church of St Andrew
St Andrew's church | British History Online
Newcastle, St Andrew, Northumberland:- Church Records