A new vestry was added in 1959, partly as a war memorial, designed by F.W. The church’s predecessor was mentioned in 1170, when the advowson changed hands. In 1220 Gosforth was also mentioned, according to Brand’s History of Newcastle. In 2014 the Gosforth Customer Service Centre closed and the space is now occupied by part of Newcastle City Learning. The new building will also incorporate ‘public art’ to give the centre an identity and a connection with the local area. A Marks & Spencer Food store opened in late 2014 which stands on the site of the Multi York furniture shop opposite the Regent Centre Interchange.
In 1968 Greggs opened their first large-scale bakery on the Gosforth Industrial Estate, but in 2011 moved to a £16.5 million site in Gosforth Business Park on Gosforth Park Way. In 2012 the Greggs on the High Street was given a concept makeover depicting their ‘Greggs the Bakery’ format. The Blacksmith’s Arms public house on Gosforth High Street stands on the site of the original blacksmith’s forge.
- Each coach holds a valid first aid certificate, child protection certificate and are all CRB checked.
- Sports Injury Services and it is ideal for one to one injury rehab sessions, treatment and management.
- In 1938 a group of Christian families living in the Gosforth area felt the need for a Bible-based church for weekly services.
- A stone bearing the name ‘Bulman Village’ survives and was incorporated in the façade of a later building, the Halifax Bank building north of the Brandling Arms public house.
- In 2021, new houses are being built on the site on Salters Road.
- We play every weekend on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 1pm and on a Wed evening at 6pm where members join in the mixed play.
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Sanderson Hospital, an orthopaedic hospital, operated in Gosforth between 1897 and 2005. In 2021, new houses are being built on the site on Salters Road. The High Street had a Woolworths store, which closed on 3 January 2009, due to the company being in administration. On 10 December the former Woolworths store reopened as a Co-operative Food store, after plans to change the store into an Italian restaurant were rejected. The branch closed in 2016, being replaced with a McColls convenience store, which has also now closed.
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In 1938 a group of Christian families living in the Gosforth area felt the summer events 2016 need for a Bible-based church for weekly services. The church was able to rent premises above the Co-operative Society on the Great North Road in Gosforth, and the new church began to meet there and take shape. In 1960, the present site in Regent Farm Road became available and with some imaginative planning a new building which cost £7,500 was built on the site. This church was formed from an amalgamation of three non-conformist chapels on the west side of Gosforth High Street.
In 2009 Newcastle City Council agreed to £9.6 million worth of plans to revamp roads around Gosforth, including the High Street and the Great North Road. With the proposed improvements there would be up to 13 months of roadworks, starting in 2012. The High Street is to have bus lanes, and other traffic is to be confined to one lane in each direction. The city council aims to get 90% of the funding for the congestion improvements from the Department for Transport. In 2008, Sainsbury’s opened a store in Gosforth High Street’s Gosforth Shopping Centre, on the site of a former Kwik Save/Somerfield store. Nearby Kingston Park houses one of the country’s largest Tesco supermarkets, which is known as a “Tesco Extra” superstore.
This was hoped to tie in with the Trinity Square development, on the area of land in front of the church. Trinity Square, now completed, is hoped to be the focal point of the High Street, giving a space for farmers’ markets, street theatre and other community activities. There may be a raised paved link across to the shopping centre.
The theatre was damaged in a fire shortly before the Shopping Centre was built. Gosforth has had a long connection with local rugby football, currently being home to Newcastle’s oldest rugby club, Northern Football Club . Northern’s home is McCracken Park located on the Great North Road. Also nearby is namesake of the current incarnation of the Gosforth Rugby Club .
Gosforth has a large business complex called the Regent Centre, which houses organisations including HM Revenue & Customs. Gosforth’s main high school is Gosforth Academy, and some of the private schools in Gosforth are Westfield School and Newcastle School for Boys. St Nicholas Hospital is also located in Gosforth, which houses the Jubilee Theatre, a Victorian Theatre built in 1899.
There is also a branch of Virgin Money and a Cancer Research charity shop. The park was created on the site of a former nursery for £10,000 and opened on 6 August 1932. A theatre stood on part of the site of the Gosforth Shopping Centre. The stage faced the park and a huge door could be opened to entertain an outdoor audience.