Heaton Road

I started to gather my many photos of the Heaton area together for a post and found around half of them were solely photos of Heaton Road so I though it deserved a page of it's own.

Anyway, Heaton Road is the area that I grew up in and I attended the nearby now demolished North View School. If anyone has any photos of the school that they would like to share with readers of this site please get in touch.



27th November 2022



Cycle path works.



Heaton Bingo Club.
Formerly the Elim Pentecostal congregational church. 1880-2 by Oliver and Leeson. Now home to the Heaton Bingo Club.



Kingdom Life Church.
In November 1909, a local newspaper reported that a “large house near to Heaton Station, known locally as ‘Temple’s Folly’, has been purchased by a syndicate, and is to be adapted to the purposes of assembly and recreation rooms.” Presumably this is the building that became the Heaton Electric Palace. Along with a billiard hall and a roller-skating rink (soon converted into a ballroom), it was owned by the Heaton Assembly Hall Company.

Opening in 1911, the cinema auditorium was stadium-style, with 223 seats in the pit, 390 in the stalls and 312 in the circle (rear stalls). At first, the film shows were accompanied by “refined and high-class variety”, but films soon took over full-time. There was an unusually large orchestra, of eight, under W. G. Foggin. A café had been added by 1921. Talkies arrived on 9th December 1930 with “Movietone Follies”. Advertising in the 1930’s described the cinema as “homely and select”. In September 1937 the cinema closed for a week for modernisation and redecoration, re-opening with “Three Smart Girls”, starring Deanna Durbin. In 1946 it was acquired by C.J. Shepherd. From the late-1940’s until 1960 special shows were presented for elderly people, organised by the East End Old People’s Treat Committee.The Heaton Electric Palace closed on 17th June 1961.

The whole building became an attractive complex of bingo hall (in the unrecognisable former cinema), bars and nightclub.
By October 2014, Heaton Bingo no longer required such a large building. At the same time, the Elim Pentecostal Church, also on Heaton Road, needed a new site to accommodate its growing congregation and projects like food and clothing banks.

The bingo hall’s owner suggested a swap, with Elim Pentecostal paying the difference. Despite some members of the congregation being unhappy about bingo moving into their church, this went ahead, and the former Heaton Electric Palace became home to the Elim Church and more recently the Kingdom Life Church. Source: Cinema Treasures.



Heaton Road, no. 60.





28th September 2022



Heaton Road co-operative buildings.
The old Newcastle upon Tyne Co-operative Society building. Well preserved examples of late 19th Century former Co-op buildings. They give this section of Heaton Road tremendous character, and are prominently located on the corner of Cardigan Terrace. Built in 1892, the buildings are 3 storeys high, apart from the single storey garage situated on the Terrace. Brick is the dominant material used to construct these buildings, however stone is used as decoration for the windows and garage façade. Between the first and second floors there is a stone inscription around the building which reads ‘Newcastle Upon Tyne Cooperative Society Limited, Heaton Road Branch, Registered Office 117 Newgate Street’. Source: Sitelines.



Heaton Road nos. 49-61.





30th June 2022



RC Church of St. Theresa.
In 1927 a house in Simonside Terrace was bought for a presbytery and Mass was said in a flat in Heaton Road until a small church known as the ‘tin hut’ was built on the present site and in 1932 a presbytery beside it. In 1971-72 the present church was built, carefully designed by David Brown it fit in with its sensitive location on the edge of Heaton Park. The builder was Wilfred Marshall. The church was consecrated by Bishop Lindsay in December 1971. An octagonal church with the roof (re-covered with shingles in 1990) pleated into eight radiating pitches with high gables. A fleche marks the centre. The altar is to the north, with the pews in six radiating blocks and the seventh of the eight sides occupied by the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The simple materials are carefully used. The low walls are of warm-toned Flemish stretcher bond brick, the gables filled with glass. Altars, font and communion rail are good simple shapes in granite. Source: Sitelines.



No. 1 Heaton Road and Nos. 165-167 Shields Road, Former Lloyd's Bank.
An imposing 3 storey corner building, with an all stone façade complete with 2nd and 3rd storey columns. The former Lloyds TSB bank was built between 1905-1910 for Lloyds Bank Ltd. It remained functioning as a bank until it became redundant in c.2006. The ground floor contained the main banking area while the upper floors contained offices. Externally, the main elevations which face onto Shields Road and Heaton Road contain a wealth of architectural detailing. The former bank has now been converted for residential use. Source: Sitelines.



Heaton Road no. 23, The Prominent Church.



Heaton Road nos. 33-35.



Heaton Road nos. 39-41.





5th May 2022



The Corner House Hotel.





17th April 2022



Whitfields Furniture Store.
Colourful graffiti.





7th February 2022



Litter outside Food Works.
Like most of Newcastle the amount of fly tipping and litter is getting out of hand.





26th October 2021



Heaton Baptist Church.
The 1904 built Heaton Baptist Church on the corner of Heaton Road and Mundella Terrace.





22nd September 2021



Heaton Bingo Club.





25th July 2021



Heaton Road co-operative buildings.



St Cuthbert's Church.
St Cuthbert's Church is a United Reformed and Methodist partnership. This former Presbyterian church on the corner of Heaton Road and Cardigan Terrace was built 1895-1896, designed by W.L. Newcombe in an Early English style.



Kingdom Life Church.



Heaton Bingo Club.
Formerly the Elim Pentecostal Church now home to the above mentioned Bingo Hall.



Newcastle R.A.O.B. Club (Heaton Buffs).



Shut down kwiksave.
My earliest memory was this was a Co-op store then Kwiksave before closure around 2007.



Ricky's newsagents.



Looking South from Cardigan Terrace junction.



Looking North from the North View junction.



East End Liberal Club.



Between Cheltenham Terrace and Guildford Place.



Looking North from Tynemouth Road.



The Tipsy Toad Micro Pub.



Cloughs Sweet Shop.
Cloughs sweet shop "Cloughies" was, and still is, the best sweet shop in Newcastle, or possibly the world. :) The shop itself has remained largely unchanged in my lifetime and the feelings of nostalgia can be as overpowering as the smell of hundreds of different types of sweets when I enter the doors today.



The Nail Box.



St Cuthbert's Church and the old Co-operative building.



Old housing converted to office space.





6th April 2010





Heaton Methodist Church.
Heaton Methodist Church for readers Bob and Jean Carrick who were married there and now live in the US.





11th November 2009








26th March 2009



Heaton Road Post Office.
The neo-Georgian two storey Heaton Post Office has impressive stone work on its façade. Source: Sitelines.








1st July 2008



Heaton Road Post Office.



Heaton Baptist Church.



Lloyd's TSB Bank.
An imposing 3 storey corner building, with an all stone façade complete with 2nd and 3rd storey columns. The former Lloyds TSB bank was built between 1905-1910 for Lloyds Bank Ltd. It remained functioning as a bank until it became redundant in c.2006. The ground floor contained the main banking area while the upper floors contained offices. The rooms still retain some origianl early 20th century features such as skirting boards, coving, doors, staircases and window fittings. Externally, the main elevations which face onto Shields Road and Heaton Road contain a wealth of architectural detailing. The former bank is to be converted for residential use and was recorded by WAA in 2014. The building was described as being in a good state of repair despite being unoccupied. Source: Sitelines.



Newcastle R.A.O.B. Club (Heaton Buffs).



Elim Pentecostal Congregational Church.



Cragside House.










27th June 2008



Heaton Baptist Church.



St Cuthbert's Church.












18th May 2007









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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for these wonderful pictures of Heaton Road. I was brought up on Stannington Avenue and remember Cloughies and all the old shops. I went to North View School 1940 - 1946 before going to heaton High. Now reside in Misissauga, Ontario, Canada

Thanks again for the memories not only of Heaton but many of the surrounding areas and places

Newcastle Photos said...

No problem at all :) You grew up 2 minutes from me but a quite few years earlier. You don't have any old photos of the school that you would like to share with us do you?

I'll try to remember to get a picture of Stannington Avenue for when I do my main Heaton post sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I don't have any pictures of the old 'institution'. Going there during the war years, photographic equipment was limited. Only 'posh' people had cameras! Thanks in advance for Stannington Ave. I lived at # 5 from 1938 - 1959

All the best, canny lad!

Newcastle Photos said...

No worries about not having any photos, it's always worth an ask or as we say shy bairns get nout!. :)

I'll be down that way soon so I'll grab a pic of number 5 for you

epsonone said...

The ninth one down was the old Co-op and at the side just behind the car was the entrance for the horse and carts for the C0-0p

epsonone said...

At picture 18 Heaton glaziers was a Fruit shop ,The black door,that was the first house I lived in and when you went down the back stairs you could help your self to the fruit.
I also went to North view school a little before your time

Shot_by_Larry said...

I remember Cloughies....

I almost had to turn sideways to get in through that thin door :)

Once again, great pics Steve.

Newcastle Photos said...

Thanks :)

I have that same problem with the door these days!

Anonymous said...

Going through these pictures of Heaton I saw the comment from Epsonone. That door was number 121 Heaton Road and relatives of mine lived there in the 40s!!!! I visited often

Muriel

Newcastle Photos said...

It's certainly a small world.

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hello. it is nice looking at those pictures. My Nanna lived at 118 Heaton Road.She lived above the fruit shop/ Bank (when they were there)I`d love to go back inside the property for a visit for old times.

Linda.

Newcastle Photos said...

Hello and thanks.
Just near Cloughs sweet shop as well :)