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Trinity House Gate and Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9701 / 54°58'12"N

Longitude: -1.6052 / 1°36'18"W

OS Eastings: 425370

OS Northings: 564010

OS Grid: NZ253640

Mapcode National: GBR SQG.LC

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.9BVQ

Entry Name: Trinity House Gate and Chapel

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304430

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Ouseburn

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


21/125 and 24/125 Trinity House gate and

G.V. I

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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