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Description: Trinity House Gate and Chapel
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304430
OS Grid Reference: NZ2537064009
OS Grid Coordinates: 425370, 564009
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9701, -1.6052
NZ 2564 SW and NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BROAD CHASE (west side)
21/125 and 24/125 Trinity House gate and
Gatehouse and chapel. Street front of a range of buildings around a
courtyard. Mostly C17 incorporating earlier buildings; restoration C19,
including gatehouse refronting dated 1841. Sandstone, coursed and squared
to chapel and ashlar to gatehouse, with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roofs.
Forms part of U-shaped range around courtyard. 2 storeys, 2 bays.
Tudor-arched gateway at left under paired 4-light windows with tracery;
chapel at right has gable to street containing restored 4-light window;
2 blocked square openings below. Round-headed empty niches flank chapel
window; roundel in peak of asymmetrical gable. Rear of chapel is entrance
hall of Trinity House, at first floor level, and has Classical-style flight
of steps and pedimented front of 3 bays, with narrow sashes flanking double
half-glazed door; bays defined by Tuscan pilasters. Interior of chapel
has panelled wall above boarded dado; boarded ceiling to roof with moulded
tie beams. Complete furnishings of pews and pulpit of mid C17 with carved
cherubs, strapwork and small balustrades; half-glazed west screen separates
chapel from entrance hall. The secretary's room adjoining the chapel is
the rear first floor of No. 31 Broad Chare (q.v.) and was altered in 1850.
Sources: Knowles and Boyle Vestiges of Old Newcastle and Gateshead,
Newcastle 1892; McCombie 'The buildings of Trinity House, Newcastle upon
Tyne" in Archaeologia Aeliana 5 XIII, Newcastle 1985.
Listing NGR: NZ2537064010
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Source: English Heritage
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