St Mary's pre 1925

St Mary's Church


Standing high above Gateshead Quayside, this fine example of a medieval town church is a riverside landmark. Dating back to the late 13th century, the Church of St Mary the Virgin was the 'mother church' of Gateshead and was the only church in the town until St John's was built at Sheriff Hill in 1825.

Whilst the church has had a long history, this has not always been particularly peaceful. Damaged by cannon balls during the English Civil War, it has been nearly destroyed by fire on 3 separate occasions - in 1854, 1979 and again in 1983.

Now restored as a beautiful heritage centre, the building is somewhere to come and explore and learn more about Gateshead's history. Regular events are held here ranging from family history events to proggy mat making.

Come and discover and explore.







St Mary's Heritage Group, Gateshead
c/o St Mary's Heritage Centre
Oakwellgate
Gateshead
Tyne & Wear
NE8 2AU
Tel: 0191 433 4699
Patron:  John Grundy

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