Description: Premises Occupied Bu Julius Benet Limited (Former Seamen's Bethel)
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304635
OS Grid Reference: NZ2626364188
OS Grid Coordinates: 426263, 564188
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9716, -1.5913
NZ 26 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HORATIO STREET
12/316 Premises occupied by
Julius Benet Ltd.
Seamen's nonconformist chapel. 1875 by Thomas Oliver. Sunday School room 1900
by Oliver, Leeson and Wood. Sandstone ashlar retaining wall at left; brick with
ashlar dressings; roof of small thick dark slates; lead-covered flèche. Built
on steep slope: main elevation to Horatio Street 2 storeys; rear to City Road one
storey. 3 left bays; 3-bay chapel at right. Third, entrance, bay under gable has
square-headed double door with nook shafts; IHS carved in shield above.
Quatrefoil light over. 2 left bays under gable have tall sashes with trefoiled
heads above retaining wall. Stone mullioned-and-transomed window over door.
Cusped lancets to chapel, and tall 2-light east window in 3-sided apse with
head-stopped drip-mould; gargoyles flank this window under gable. Steeply-
pitched hipped roof to chapel with tall round central flèche on belfry. A
prominent landmark above the Quayside.
Listing NGR: NZ2626364188
Source: English Heritage
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