Baptist Church - North Shields - List Entry

  • Description

    "Baptist Church, North Shields, 1845-1846, by John Dobson of North Shields, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: Architectural interest: * for its understated elegant neo-Norman styling, which contributes to the surrounding streetscape and reflects both the aspirations and financial constraints of the congregation; * as a good example of the work of John Dobson, one of the most eminent C19 architects in the north-east of England; * the interior retains its character and identity as a mid-C19 Baptist church despite later alteration, including the high-quality two-storey cast-iron and wood gallery. Historic interest: * as one of the venues that welcomed Frederick Douglass during his tour of England, Scotland and Wales in 1846, speaking on the system of slavery. Group value: * it has strong group value with a range of listed buildings within the area, particularly buildings designed by John Dobson, in highlighting the development of Northumberland Square and Howard Street in the new town of North Shields....
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    Historic England
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