The Holy Jesus Hospital Pant, 1682

Newcastle City Council commissioned Spence & Dower to repair and consolidate the fine Grade II Listed 17th Century sandstone ‘pant’ (water fountain) standing between City Road and the Holy Jesus Hospital, now owned by the National Trust and used as their Regional Education Centre. The monument was moved from a position several metres further south to make room for the construction of City Road in 1882 and again in 1970 for the widening of the Junction with the motorway approach to the Tyne Bridge. It was intended that the City would transfer the ‘pant’ to the National Trust once full conservation work was completed and our proposals were discussed with and approved by the Trust’s Regional Archaeologist. In the event, budgetary constraints in the City prevented the full scope of works being done and a limited repair operation was carried out to prevent further decay whilst not prejudicing the long-term fuller aim.

The Holy Jesus Hospital Pant

The Pant 1826, by T.M. Richardson (1784 – 1848)

The Holy Jesus Hospital Pant

The Holy Jesus Hospital Pant

The Pant in 2005 before work started

The Holy Jesus Hospital Pant

The Holy Jesus Hospital Pant

Repair work after Stage 1 in 2007

The Holy Jesus Hospital Pant

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