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Description: Westgate Road Baptist Church, Sunday School and Hall
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304936
OS Grid Reference: NZ2338764348
OS Grid Coordinates: 423387, 564348
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9732, -1.6362
NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD
11/584 Westgate Road Baptist
Church, Sunday School
Baptist church, with school, ancillary buildings and hall attached. 1885-6 by James
Cubitt. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings; Lakeland slate roofs. Church:
aligned north-south. Nave with ritual west porches to Westgate Road, aisles, and 5-
sides apse. Paired round-headed open arches to west doors under paired 2-light
windows. Large curved triangular window in gable peak. Paired 2-light windows in
wide, gabled aisles. High north-west octagonal belfry with nook shafts, stone
spire and wrought iron finial. Steeply-pitched roofs; 5-sided hip at east. Interior
shows painted plaster with ashlar dressings above panelled dado; arch-braced boarded
roof; Gothic panelling to east end. Wide 2-centred aisle arches on oval piers.
West vestibule of panelling and glass with bracketed, Gothic-style gallery above.
Sunken east font, of cream marble with banded coloured marble coping, has 4 steps
down at each side.
2-bay gabled arcaded link on Westgate Road front to 2-bay gabled front of Sunday
School in similar style with right porch containing shoulded door. Swept eaves
to pyramidal roof of porch. Ancillary buildings in similar style to north. Hall
to north-east has 3 tall, 9-light transomed windows on rear and on east front;
gabled rear porch; steeply-pitched hipped roof with swept eaves. Interior shows
gallery on two sides facing windows. Historical note: this congregation has its
origins in the C17 Tuthill Stairs chapel.
Listing NGR: NZ2338764348
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Source: English Heritage
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