List number: 1355292
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 5163
Grid ref: NZ2580464469

Gibson Street Baths, Newcastle


This former municipal washhouse and baths is located on the corner of Gibson Street and New Bridge Street in Newcastle, next to St Dominic's Priory Church. Gibson Street Baths were built in 1907 and designed by F H Halford. The baths had separate men's and women's entrances and is notable for its ornate tiles and  glazed, domed ceiling. During the Second World War the pool was used by the Fire Service as a reservoir, for water used to put out fires caused by air raids.[1] The baths were closed in 1965 and the swimming pool was later boarded over, with the 485 m2 main hall being used for badminton courts, until the summer of 2016, when Newcastle City Council put the building up for sale. The former baths are a Grade II listed building. Timeline

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'One of the oldest Swimming Baths in Britain', New Bridge Street

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Former Swimming Baths, Gibson Street

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Gibson St Baths entrance

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Gibson St Baths tiled reception2

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Gibson St Baths tiled reception1

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Gibson Street Baths, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1908

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Gibson St Baths Toilets

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Gibson St Baths Toilets closeup

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GIBSON STREET BATHS - Newcastle - List Entry
- "Nos. 184 and 186 (Gibson Street Baths) G.V. II Municipal washhouse and baths. 1906-7 by F. H. Holford (foundation stone). Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(5163): Newcastle, Gibson St/New Bridge St, Washhouse and Baths
- "Rare example of a now disappeared social phenomenon - the public washhouse - which developed along with other sanitary reforms in the mid Victorian era. 1906-7 by F.H. Holford, City Surveyor ...

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Bid launched to save Newcastle's Gibson Streets baths as a community facility
- Chronicle 18 APR 2016 "Former bath house on the edge of Newcastle city centre is to go on sale but bid has been launched for alternative use....."

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St Dominic's Priory Church
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St Dominic's Priory Church
- Overview Map Street View St. Dominic's Priory Church is a Roman Catholic church located on New Bridge Street / Red Barns, in Newcastle. The church, by Dunn and Hansom, has ...

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