Byker: St Michael

Byker: St Michael
Record Type:
Church code:
St. Michael with St. Lawrence Byker

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
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Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 625117 Byker St Michael
Exterior image of 625117 Byker St Michael
Photograph of the exterior of St Michael church Byker taken 11 June 2012
Year / Date:
Bill Henderson
Bill Henderson

Summary Description

This large Victorian church stands amid the Byker Wall housing development, the tall Gothic building providing a stark contrast to the brightly coloured cubic housing units. It stands at the highest point in Newcastle on the summit of a steep hill known as St Michael’s Mount, along the flanks of which the development winds. It was built in 1862-63 (architect W L Moffat) to serve the burgeoning population as Newcastle expanded to the south and east with the growth of local industry. Until this time Byker had been a small village, of which nothing now remains, though the church stands roughly on its location.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

Bill Henderson (2012) Exterior image of 625117 Byker St Michael [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 625117 Byker St Michael
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]


ICBS File Number - 05622

Coverage - 1860

Created by MOFFATT, William Lambie: b. 1808 - d. 1882 of Doncaster and Edinburgh

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 1 Bell [Archive/Index]
1 Bell