List grade: 1
Tyne & Wear HER: 105
List number: 1299638
Post code: NE28 7HB
Grid ref: NZ3052267208

Holy Cross Church (ruins), Wallsend


The Holy Cross Church, located near Valley Gardens in Wallsend dates from the mid 12th century. It was the chapel for Wallsend in the parish of Jarrow, belonging to the Prior and Convent of Durham, confirmed by Henry II. The church ceased to be used at the end of the 18th century and fell into ruin, but was excavated in 1909. (Source: Sitelines) It is a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 Listed.
The church ruins are located in a field at the end of Valley Gardens, Wallsend:
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002639:Holy Cross Church Wallsend 1905

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002636:Holy Cross Church Wallsend c1910

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Holy Cross Church

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Holy Cross Church

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Tyne and Wear HER(105): Wallsend, Holy Cross Church
- "Most of the building is probably mid 12th century in origin, with later additions and modifications. It was the parochial chapel of Wallsend in the parish of Jarrow, property of ...

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Out & About: Holy Cross Church, Wallsend

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Image taken from page 78 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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