List number: 1024820
List grade: 2*
Tyne & Wear HER: 6246
Post code: NE1 8JF
Grid ref: NZ2512464839

Church of St.James, Newcastle


St. James's United Reformed Church is located on Northumberland Road in Newcastle. It was built 1882-1884 by T. Lewis Banks, originally as a Congregational Church. The people for whom church was built for had a non-conformist / Presbyterian tradition; "St. James’s originates from a number of sources, including an independent chapel of 1744 and a ‘protestant dissenting’ congregation which met in a malt loft in Silver Street in 1684."[1] They moved from Silver Street to a new Presbyterian church, designed by John Dobson in 1826, on the corner of Blackett Street and Grainger Street, partly on the site of Fickett Tower.[2] However, in 1830 the Church of Scotland refused to renew the licence designating St. James' as a Presbyterian Church, so it became a Congregational Church. In 1859 the church was demolished because there were no provision for Sunday School or meetings during the week, to be replaced by a new St James' Church on that site. Unfortunately, the acoustics were poor and it was decided to build a 3rd St. James’ on Bath Road (now Northumberland Road) on the grounds of the old County Cricket Club.[3] In 1972 the Congregational Church and the Presbyterian Church of England, merged to form the United Reformed Church. St. James’s underwent a major refurbishment in 1997. This 3rd St James' Church on Northumberland Road is a Grade II listed building.

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St. James's United Reformed Church, Northumberland Road, NE1

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Church of St James, Northumberland Road
- "Congregational, now United Reformed, Church built 1882-4 by T. Lewis Banks. Refurbished in 1997. Tyne and Wear HER(6246): Newcastle, Northumberland Road, Church of St James" Photo by Andrew Curtis ...

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St James’s United Reformed Church
- Official Website of the church. Includes a section on it's history: "St. James’s originates from a number of sources, including an independent chapel of 1744 and a ‘protestant ...

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029708:St. James Congregational Church Northumberland Road Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1930

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St James

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St. James' church, Newcastle

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St James's United Reformed Church.

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CHURCH OF ST JAMES WITH HALL, SUNDAY SCHOOL AND HOUSE ATTACHED - Newcastle - List Entry
- "Congregational, now United Reformed, Church. 1882-4 by T. Lewis Banks. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings; grey and green slate roofs. Cruciform church, with corner, and side aisles, aligned north-south; ritual ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(6246): Newcastle, Northumberland Road, Church of St James
- "Congregational, now United Reformed, Church. 1882-4 by T. Lewis Banks. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings, grey and green slate roofs. Cruciform church with corner and side aisles, aligned north-south...."

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Tyne and Wear HER(6986): Newcastle, Blackett St, Chapel of St. James
- "A Presbyterian chapel was built on the corner of Blackett Street and Grainger Street, partly on the site of Fickett Tower (HER 1547) in 1826. John Dobson designed it - it ...

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St James' Church, Northumbria University

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St James' Church, Northumbria University

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