NZ2563 : Peppercorn & Blue Anchor Courts, Broad Garth

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Peppercorn & Blue Anchor Courts, Broad Garth
Peppercorn & Blue Anchor Courts, Broad Garth
A sensitive modern housing development in this historic, crowded area of Quayside.
The names are taken from two old chares that were destroyed in the great fire of 1854. The courtyard beyond the gateway in the centre of the photo is shown here NZ2563 : Blue Anchor Court
Chares
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 January, 2010
Category
Courtyard   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2533 6394 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1665N 1:36.3520W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2535 6395
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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