Worswick Street

Worswick Street runs eastward from Pilgrim Street down to Carliol Square and was named from the Reverend James Worswick who founded a Roman Catholic chapel that once stood in adjoining Pilgrim Street from 1798.

Description courtesy of England's North East.

22nd September 2023

Saint Andrew's Catholic Church.

Parish church built c.1880 and attached presbytery built 1863 to the designs of important Victorian architect EW Pugin. Stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs.

Presbytery has rock-faced plinth. Set back entrance fa├žade has doorway reached by six steps with a plank door with ornate iron hinges and overlight. To the right are two casements with leaded lattice glazing and stained glass panels.

Interior retains original wooden staircase with two turned balusters per tread and moulded handrail, original marble fireplaces on ground floor, original doors, shutters, plaster coving and skirting boards.

Church is also rock-faced with ashlar dressings. West front has glazed iron canopy over entrance. Central arched doorway with large rose window above. Arched windows.

Interior - nave arcade has octagonal piers and double chamfered arches. Elaborate wooden roof. West galley with organ supported on two tall iron columns.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

4th July 2023

Saint Andrew's Catholic Church.

23rd February 2023


Squabbling over a packet of Greggs Cheddar and Onion crisps.

4th October 2021

Saint Andrew's Catholic Church.

Pilgrim Place Development.

Worswick Street Bus Station now totally demolished for work on Pilgrim Place development.

December 2020

Worswick Street Bus Station.

Derelict Worswick Street Bus Station awaiting it's upcoming demolition.

April 2016

29th March 2016

Pilgrim Street, Nos. 85 to 91, Worswick Chambers.

Includes: Worswick Chambers, Nos 2-12 WORSWICK STREET. Commercial premises with shops and offices. 1891 and 1898 with minor C20 alterations. Designed by W Lister Newcombe of Newcastle. Red brick with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with tall brick chimney stacks. 3 storeys.

Worswick Street facade has 17 windows. Ground floor has central doorway with double panel doors and monumental stone surround with doubled brackets and gabled top over round arch with carved tympanum and lintel inscribed WORSWICK CHAMBERS. Either side various shops some retaining their original pilasters and plain fascia boards. Upper floors have giant brick Doric pilasters with stone bases and capitals, topped with deep entablature decorated with elaborate carved paired brackets.

First floor has 17 large plain sashes set back in ashlar surrounds, above continuous linked and moulded lintels each with a carved portrait head under a gothic gable.

Second floor has 17 smaller plain sashes in ashlar surrounds with Caernarvon arched lintels. Projecting cornice topped with stone parapet. Central tower has single oval window with moulded ashlar surround a steep pyramidal hipped roof.

Pilgrim Street facade has 8 windows with identical facade topped with central 2 window dormer topped with single pediment.

INTERIOR has stone staircase with elaborate iron balustrade and wooden handrail. History: This building was built as part of the "new cut" of Worswick Street laid out c1870. It was built in two stages, the first part along Pilgrim Street and the first part of Worswick Street was built from 1891, and the second section further along Worswick Street and the tower was built from 1898.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

See photos of Worswick Chambers on a seperate page here Worswick Chambers.

Worswick Street Bus Station.

8th February 2016

Saint Andrew's Catholic Church.

July 2015

Saint Andrew's Catholic Church.

January 2006

Worswick Street Bus Station.

An open shed on Worswick Street, now used as a car park. Number 17 Worswick Street is a first and second floor office above the western end of the open shed. It has an Art-Deco-style stucco front of three bays. The rest of the bus station is covered by a light roof on a steel frame.

Source: Sitelines.

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