Christ Church - North Shields - List Entry

  • Description

    "Christ Church, mid to later C18 incorporating a fragment of a mid C17 church, with C19 and C20 alterations......In 1659 Vestry Minutes record an agreement with Robert Morley Master Builder ‘for the building of a new church’; Morley was a mason who worked as such on Auckland Castle Chapel between 1661 and 1664. While clearly the builder of Christ Church, further documentary evidence would be required to identify Morley as its designer. Robert Trollope, a highly regarded C17 architect completed the building, which was of cruciform plan. In 1753, 1764 and 1785 the church was extended by infilling three of the corners, and the regional architect John Dodds added a west tower between 1786 and 1788 complete with six bells....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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