Bath Lane

The street is named after Newcastle's earliest baths, built in 1781, at this location. The baths took water from Skinner Burn (now one of the city's 'hidden' streams) and included medicated vapour baths, enclosed cold baths, and an open swimming pool. The water supply was disrupted when a mine shaft was sunk nearby, leading to parts of the baths being closed down in the 1820s. They were demolished by 1860.

The most preserved parts of the Town Wall run parallel to Bath Lane, including Herber Tower and Durham Tower. See my photos of The Town Walls Here

Description courtesy of Sitelines and Co-Curate.

23rd July 2023

Bath Lane, no. 56, Second Church of Christ, Scientist (The Peoples Kitchen).

Non-conformist church.1878. By Austin Johnson and Hicks. Timber framed, and brick with brick nogging and large plain tile roof.

Gabled street front has high brick plinth and recessed central doorway with three-light glazing bar overlight. Either side are single, large, three-light cross casements, all with glazing bars except the three lower lights of the left windows. Above a continuous row of eight glazing bar windows, with immediately above a further row of six glazing bar windows. In the top gable a single square louvred panel. Rear brick gable front has a later flat roofed extension on the ground floor, and above a large seven-light cross casement with leaded lights, and above a louvred panel.

Interior: entrance hall and shop with meeting room above, with exposed framing and arch braces supporting a timber panel ceiling. Main hall has four bay wooden arcades with narrow side aisles. Arcades each have three square wooden posts with arch braces, and above four four-light windows now blind. Northeast end has raised dias with reading desks behind an ornate wooden balustrade with beyond double six-panel doors.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Historic England.

Bath Lane, no. 54, National Tyres.

21st March 2019

House of Recovery, Warden's Close, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne. March 2019

House of Recovery, Warden's Close, Bath Lane.

Built in 1804 as a Fever Hospital just outside the Town Walls to treat sufferers of Typhus, Small Pox and Cholera afflicting the poor of the Town. The hospital closed in 1888 when Walkergate Hospital was opened. Restored in 1988 for the North of England Museum Service.

Part of Newcastle's town walls on Bath Lane

A path seperates the Town Walls from Bath Lane

The Town Walls on Bath Lane.

Former C.W.S. Printing Works.

On the corner of Rutherford Street is the former Co-operative Wholesale Society Printing works. Circa 1890 by F. W. Rich. Listed Grade 2.

Rutherford House.

Temple Buildings.

More Information:
Historical interest on Bath Lane:
See my other photos around Bath Lane:

No comments: