Built between 1882 to 1884 to the designs of the prominent architect John Loughborough Pearson for the 6th Duke of Northumberland, the grade I listed St George’s Church constitutes an iconic landmark not only to the village and conservation area of Cullercoats, but to the North East Coast. Its sheer volume and tall spire dominate over the extensive Longsands beach and can be identified from much further away, becoming a reference for navigation. This large volume contains an elegant, airy and beautifully proportioned internal space, enhanced with its accomplished stone vault - a distinctive feature of Pearson’s work. The fabric of the church is further embellished by its beautiful stained glass windows and treasures an exceptionally unaltered organ by Christopher Lewis, one of a handful in the country and in high demand by lead organists. It is the only Grade I listed building in North Tyneside.
The grant will help the church to carry out a survey of water damage to internal stonework and draw up schedules of work for the repairs.