Tyne and Wear HER(4876): Newcastle, Broad Chare, Trinity House Gate and Chapel - Details
Title of image: Trinity House Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: around 1820
Description: This engraving shows the Trinity House Entrance Hall and former Rigging Loft Chapel around 1820. Although the engraving is entitled Trinity-House Chapel and Hospital it actually depicts the Entrance Hall.
Additional info: Engraving
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Pictures Collection
Accession number: NCL 038227
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Newcastle, Broad Chare, Trinity House Gate and Chapel
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Place of Worship
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. LISTED GRADE 1
<< HER 4876 >> N. Pevsner and I. Richmond, second edition revised by G. McCombie, P. Ryder and H. Welfare, 1992, The Buildings of England: Northumberland, p 474-476 J.R. Boyle, 1890, Vestiges of old Newcastle and Gateshead, p 198-217; McCombie 'The buildings of Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne" in Archaeologia Aeliana 5 XIII, Newcastle 1985; Storey Sons & Parker, 1982, Trinity House, Structural Survey Report; W. Collard and M. Ross, 1842, Architectural and Picturesque Views in Newcastle upon Tyne, p 33; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 11, 124-127; Bainbridge, L, 2012, Trinity House Entrance Hall - Historic Buildings Recording