Jesmond - Church of St. Hilda

Parish church, originally daughter church of St. George, Jesmond. 1900-5 by Hicks and Charlewood. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings; Graduated Lakeland slate roof. Aisled nave and chancel, north-west belfry; north vestry. Perpendicular style.

Moulded 2-centred arch to double boarded door in west bay of north aisle; low octagonal belfry at right. Square-headed 5-light windows in nave aisles, 2-light in chancel. 5-light east window has 2-centred head and flowing tracery.

Set-back buttresses; roll-moulded parapet and gable coping with cross finial; hipped roof to vestry. Tall central copper-covered fleche has swept eaves and slender iron cross finial.

Interior: painted plaster with ashlar arcades; pointed barrel roof. 4-bay nave has alternate round and octagonal piers with double-chamfered arches on moulded capitals; 2 octagonal piers to Lady chapel.

Blind west arch; shouldered arch to vestry door. Octagonal font has blind tracery and square flower bosses.

War memorial triptych by F.H. Newbery A.R.C.A. showing figures of soldier, sailor, locomotive engineer and miner, with Saints Nicholas and Hilda, in cil, in north aisle.

Church hall and school. Dated 1900 above door. Probably by Hicks and Charlewood. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. Jacobethan style. One high storey, 4 bays.

Double 6-panelled door in canted porch in third bay has drip string raised over scrolled panel with ST. HILDA'S/SCHOOL/1900, Small windows in canted corners; roll-moulded parapet.

Ovolo-moulded stone mullioned and transomed 3X3-light square-headed windows with elliptical heads to top lights. Hipped roof, pyramidal at left with scroll iron finial. Area wall has chamfered coping and raised piers; canted corner at left flanking church entrance.

Both are Grade 2 Listed.

Description courtesy of Sitelines (1), (2)

26th May 2023

10th May 2007

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