NZ2464 : Nun Street

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Nun Street
Nun Street
At the bottom of the street, where it joins Clayton Street, is the Duke of Northumberland Public House built for Richard Grainger around 1837 NZ2464 : Duke of Northumberland. It was an identical design to the former Lord Collingwood Public House NZ2464 : Lord Collingwood
A range of the Grainger Market makes up the right hand side (north).
Nun Street took its name from a Benedictine Nunnery, the Priory of Saint Bartholomew, which stood in this area. Richard Grainger built several of his new streets in their grounds, the Nuns Field.
Tyne and Wear HER(1431; 1432): Newcastle, St. Bartholomew's Nunnery and cemetery LinkExternal link
Grainger Town
Present-day Newcastle owes much of its architecture to the partnership of Richard Grainger LinkExternal link and John Dobson LinkExternal link
Grainger was a builder who built many important buildings in Newcastle. Dobson was an architect, with whom Grainger worked on many projects. Between 1824 and 1826, Grainger built most of Eldon Square and Blackett Street. In 1829, Dobson and Grainger built Leazes Terrace and Leazes Crescent, and in 1832, they completed the Royal Arcade at the foot of Pilgrim Street.
In 1839, the two men completed their most ambitious project covering 12 acres (49,000 m2) in central Newcastle, on the site of Newe House (also called Anderson Place). They built three new thoroughfares, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street, with many connecting streets, as well as the Central Exchange and the Grainger Market.
Dobson was the one who provided the creative drive behind the project and Grey Street is considered to be his finest creation with its elegant curve. Unfortunately most of old Eldon Square was demolished in the 1960s in the name of progress. The Royal Arcade met a similar fate.
The name, Grainger Town, was first applied to this part of the City Centre in 1991 by the City Council and the Grainger Town Partnership was set up to co-ordinate its regeneration and revitalisation.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 February, 2010
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Street   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2468 6426 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3410N 1:36.9596W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2473 6424
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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