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Jesmond Public Baths

54.994232, -1.606194

Jesmond, Newcastle


1938, 1992





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Last Updated:

24 Jun 2022

HER Description

Opened in 1938 on the site of a temporary tin Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Name (see HER 11431). The pool had Art Deco decoration and was designed for other purposes during winter months. Designed by Hetherington & Wilson. Single storey brick entrance block in front of a top-lit pool shed containing a pool 75 feet x 35 feet. Changing rooms were set aside from the pool.There were limited numbers of individual slipper baths. Indoor bowling began in 1948. The Friends of Jesmond Pool formed in 1989. In March 1991 the pool closed. Users formed the Jesmond Swimming Project, a not for profit company. The pool re-opened on 11 April 1992 following a £50,000 award from the Foundation for Sport and the Arts. In February 2003 a Lottery funded £1.5 million refurbishment was completed.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1951

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Swimming Baths, 1938. Unknown Source

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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