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Church of St Augustin


St Augustin's Church is located by the junction of Jackson Street and Washington Terrace in North Shields. It was designed as a replica of St Andrew’s Episcopalian Church in St Andrews - it is a rare example in England of the highly regarded Scottish Architect, Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (1834-1921). The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Newcastle in September 1884. St Augustin's Church is Grade II listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

"A rise in the population of the parish of Tynemouth led to the creation of a new parish in 1877 and plans for a new church funded by public subscription. A site was donated by Captain Linskill of Tynemouth Lodge and the intention was to build a replica of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in St Andrews, Fife (listed Category B) designed and built by the firm of Anderson and Brown of Edinburgh between 1867-9. In the event the design was modified to suit the site and used more English details while retaining many similarities with the Scottish church. The foundation stone was laid in September 1881 by the Rt. Hon., the Earl Percy, MP. From the beginning, the construction of the church was hampered by a shortage of funds and when it was opened in June 1884 by the Bishop of Newcastle, who also consecrated the church in September of the same year, it was incomplete and consisted only of an aisled nave. In 1878 the pulpit from St Nicholas’s Cathedral in Newcastle was presented to the church and in 1885, an organ by Messrs. Foster and Andrews of Hull from Christ Church, Sunderland and a font designed by Anderson of Edinburgh were installed...." (Historic England)

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List number: 1401442
List grade: 2
Post code: NE30 2HE
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ3601369048

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