St Stephen's Church, Low Elswick, Tyne & Wear

Address: Brunel Terrace, Low Elswick, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE4 7NL
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Please note that this is a tower only with no visitor access to interior
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A soaring tower and spire gracing the skyline of Newcastle

The body of the church has gone, but R J Johnson's soaring tower and spire still grace the skyline west of Newcastle.

It rises lofty and elegant, holding its own amongst the tower blocks and clearly visible from the Tyne bridges.

Built in 1878, the tower forms a memorable piece of design and construction, the brainchild of a versatile northern architect and well worthy of finding.

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Road directions

Tower visible from A695

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Newcastle (1 mile)

OS Reference No.

NZ 232 633

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  1. Gillian Hopcraft (17 Aug 2011, 14:08)

    My parents were married in this church and I was baptised in it

  2. Stephen Yates (10 Feb 2014, 18:16)

    I came to this church from the Hexham direction on the August Bank holiday weekend of 1969, to ring the church bells. The surrounding area seemed to be undergoing some redevelopment, but I remember the long streets of terraced houses. I loved it, but it is now long gone I reckon, and maybe not for the better. Happy memories indeed!

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St Stephen's Church, Low Elswick, Tyne & Wear

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.