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NEWCASTLE, ST JOHN

Location of Newcastle, St
John
The location of the Parish of Newcastle, St John (shown in green).

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"ST JOHN'S CHURCH situated on the west side of Westgate-street, is a large cruciform structure, probably of the age of Edward I., and chiefly of the early English character, but greatly affected by comparatively modern alterations and enlargements. It is surmounted by a quadrangular embattled tower, and contains a font venerable for its antiquity, several ancient monuments, an altar piece, and a painted window, by Mr. Gibson, of Newcastle. This church, anterior to the Reformation, possessed three chantries, which underwent the fate of the other religious establishments at that period. The register commences in 1587." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855]

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