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Public Baths, Wallsend


The former public baths in Wallsend are located on Lawson Street, behind the Town Hall. The 'Restrained Baroque' style building was built by E.F.W Liddle and P.L. Brown for the Borough of Wallsend.[1] The swimming pool was officially opened on the 12th of June 1912.[2] For the opening, Jack Hatfield swam 300 yards in three minutes and 40 seconds (he won 3 medals swimming in the Olymics that same year). The baths were partly rebuilt in 1979 due to chlorine attack on the fabric of the building. The baths closed in 1990. This is a Grade II Listed building. Interstingly, Chris Cook recreated Jack Hatfield's historic swim to celebrate the official opening of Hadrian Leisure Centre on the 5th of July 2010.[3]

Wallsend 1912 Swimming and Diving Jack Hatfield (1893 - 1965) Historic Buildings and Monuments in North Tyneside
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Public Baths, Lawson Street, Wallsend

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PUBLIC BATHS - Wallsend - List Entry
- "Public baths. Circa 1908 by E.F.W. Liddle and P.L. Brown for the Borough of Wallsend. Sandstone ashlar and brick with ashlar dressings; roof not visible. Restrained Baroque ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(7370): Wallsend, Lawson Street, Public Baths
- "Public Baths. Circa 1908 by E.F.W Liddle and P.L. Brown for the Borough of Wallsend. Sandstone ashlar and brick with ashlar dressings. Restrined Baroque style. Office block ...

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Ex-Olympic swimmer re-enacts pool history
- Chronicle 6th July 2010. "....Swimming legend Chris Cook recreated a historic swim to celebrate the official opening of Hadrian Leisure Centre yesterday. Nearly 100 years ago, Jack Hatfield helped open ...

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List number: 1025332
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 7370
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ3042466424

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