NZ2464 : Carved heads, Prudhoe Chare

taken 8 years ago, near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Carved heads, Prudhoe Chare
Carved heads, Prudhoe Chare
Prudhoe Chare provides pedestrian access to Eldon Square Shopping Centre from Northumberland Street. It was built on the line of Prudhoe Street which linked Percy Street to Northumberland Street. There was a pub here from about 1855, the Northumberland Arms, which was demolished along with the other pubs in the street when the shopping centre was constructed in 1976. A pub of the same name was built for the new centre and the external wall decorated with stone carvings salvaged from the old library, town hall and YMCA in Blackett Street. The heads at the top of this panel include Thomas Bewick (engraver), George Stephenson (railway pioneer) and Admiral Collingwood on tapered keystones (from arches) and a semi-circular panel with '1881' in the middle of foliate carving. The other heads are those of various gods and goddesses.
Tyne and Wear HER(10829): Newcastle, Northumberland Street, Northumberland Arms PH LinkExternal link
Chares :: NZ2563
Chares is a Geordie word used for the narrow alley-ways in Newcastle. There used to be about 20 chares which led back from the Quayside in the medieval town (Dark Chare, Grindon Chare, Blue Anchor Chare, Peppercorn Chare, Palester Chare, Colvin's Chare, Hornsby Chare, Plumber Chare, Fenwick's Chare, Dark Chare, Broad Garth, Peacock Chare, Trinity Chare, Rewcastle Chare, Broad Chare, Spicer Lane, Burn Bank, Byker Chare, Cock's Chare and Love Lane).

The name was also applied to narrow lanes in different parts of the city and other parts of Northumberland LinkExternal link

On the Quayside, they are thought to have arisen from wooden piers built out into the river, between which rubbish was dumped and houses built on the reclaimed land.

The buildings alongside the chares were crowded and unpleasant. Many were destroyed in the great fire of 1854 NZ2563 : Hillgate explosion, vividly illustrated in 'View from the High Level Bridge' by M. & M. W. Lambert (1854) LinkExternal link

Broad Chare was so called as it was wide enough for a cart, the others were much narrower LinkExternal link

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
The present state of Newcastle: Streets within the walls by Eneas Mackenzie (1827) LinkExternal link
Plan of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead by John Wood (1827) LinkExternal link
Tyne and Wear HER(1596): Newcastle, Quayside (The Key) LinkExternal link
Tyne and Wear HER(11101): Newcastle, medieval town LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 January, 2010
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Architectural detail > Architectural detail   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2485 6464 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.5454N 1:36.7983W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2485 6464
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