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Swimming

Newcastle Road Baths

54.920837, -1.385206

Monkwearmouth, Sunderland

Opened:

1936

Closed:

2008

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

24 Jun 2022

Sunderland Amateur Swimming Club

HER Description

1936-2008. Designed by J.E. Lewis. Described by Lynn Pearson as a 'splendid edifice'. Rather austere and institutional on the outside. Inside, the main pool, 100 x 39 feet, was spanned by tall reinforced concrete arches. There was raised seating to either side. It soon became the home of the Sunderland Amateur Swimming Club, which had formed in 1889. In 2006 it was announced that the Newcastle Road Baths would be replaced by the Olympic sized pool at the new Aquatic Centre. The baths closed in April 2008. The building was recorded by TWM Archaeology before demolition in 2011.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1950s. The baths is the T shaped building in the centre.

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

Newcastle Road baths, undated. Source: Sunderland Echo

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

Baths after modernisation . Source: Sunderland Echo

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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