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Westgate Road Baptist Church, Sunday School and Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9732 / 54°58'23"N

Longitude: -1.6362 / 1°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 423387

OS Northings: 564348

OS Grid: NZ233643

Mapcode National: GBR SL0.73

Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.V819

Entry Name: Westgate Road Baptist Church, Sunday School and Hall

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304936

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Wingrove

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

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Listing Text

NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD
(north side)
11/584 Westgate Road Baptist
Church, Sunday School
and Hall.
G.V. II
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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