NZ2563 : Cale Cross House

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Cale Cross House
Cale Cross House
View over the roofs of the old and new buildings which line Side taken outside the Vermont Hotel on Castle Garth. The railway viaduct which passes high over Dean Street is on the left and the spire of All Saints Church on the right, behind another office block, Bede House, on Pilgrim Street.

Cale Cross House takes its name from a street and Medieval cross described as having columns of hewn stone, covered with lead, on the top of cross being a water cistern. Its location was on the bank of the Lort Burn now hidden beneath Side. Milk, eggs, cheese and butter were sold here, possibly along with cale (or broth).
Tyne and Wear HER(6530): Newcastle, The Side, Cale Cross: LinkExternal link

Cale Cross House is a 19-storey, glass-clad tower block built in 1972-8 by Hubbard, Ford & Partners.
Tyne and Wear HER(9783): Newcastle, The Side, Cale Cross House: LinkExternal link

There is another view of the building here NZ2563 : Cale Cross House
Hidden streams of Newcastle :: NZ2464
In Medieval times, Newcastle was divided by several streams or burns flowing towards the River Tyne. Several of the roads have the term bridge in their names although no water is visible today. Examples are Barras Bridge, New Bridge Street, High Bridge and Low Bridge. They were often important sites for industry and settlement but hampered communications and development. As the town expanded they were filled in and now flow in culverts buried deep below the surface.

The Skinner Burn was culverted between 1840 and 1859. It flows under Bath Lane from just south of Corporation Street, beneath Thornton Street, then west of Clayton Street West, around the site of the old abattoir, and down the east edge of Forth Banks into the Tyne where there is a small outlet in the river wall.
Tyne and Wear HER(11104): Newcastle, Skinner Burn LinkExternal link

The Lort Burn rises in Leazes, between Barrack Road and Richardson Road, then runs across Richardson Road just north of the junction with Queen Victoria Road, down the north side of St. Thomas Street and bends south just after the junction with Percy Street and on beneath Grey Street and Dean Street and the Side. It was crossed by the High and Low Bridges. The Lort Burn was fully covered in 1784 because it was considered as "a vast nauseous hollow… a place of filth and dirt".
Tyne and Wear HER(11105) LinkExternal link

The Pandon Burn was a deep and wide glacial valley. It was crossed by Barras Bridge and New Bridge Street. The valley was filled in over the culverted stream in several stages, completed by 1886. Its waters are joined, before reaching the river, by the Erick Burn, which flows beneath the Laing Art Gallery. In 1977, during President Carter's visit to Newcastle, part of the infill of Pandon Dene south of the Civic Centre, subsided under the weight of the crowd.
Tyne and Wear HER(11114): Newcastle, Pandon Burn LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 January, 2010
Category
Offices > Offices   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2517 6398 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1886N 1:36.5018W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2511 6390
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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