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Come along and see some of our very special buildings !

Chapel of Rest, Newcastle Cemetery, Lymewood Grove, off Friarswood Road (Also accessible from Abbot’s Way, Westlands). A Victorian burial chapel of 1866, with original ceramic tiles and oak pews.

Open Thursday 12th September, 2pm to 4pm

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St. Giles Parish Church, Church Street. A Gothic revival of 1876, designed by George Gilbert Scott. The medieval tower is the oldest structure in Newcastle. Climb the tower for the view !

Open Friday 13th September, 9am to 12 noon and Saturday 14th September, 10am to 6pm

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Unitarian Meeting House, Lower Street (A34) close to the Parish Church. Built in 1717 (upper storey 1926). Older building burned down in 1715. Attended by Josiah Wedgwood and Joseph Priestley. (Look for the Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society Blue Plaques).

Open Saturday 14th September, 11am to 4pm

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Holy Trinity Church, London Road (A34). Built in 1834 of decorative blue brick. Original altars and fittings. Interesting stained glass. Life sized statues by Eric Gill.

Open Saturday 14th September, 10.30am to 5pm

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St. Margaret’s, Wolstanton. Red sandstone landmark. Interesting Sneyd family effigies. Grave of Henry Faulds, fingerprinting pioneer and of Sarah Smith, a murder mystery.

Open Saturday 14th September, 1pm to 5pm

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Keele Hall. Former home of the Sneyd family. Victorian gardens and arboretum. Guided tours of the hall and gardens. Raven Mason Ceramics Collection on display. Antique pottery identification by curator.

Open Sunday 15th September 10.30am to 3.30pm

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