NZ2463 : Forth Lane

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Forth Lane
Forth Lane
Looking along the narrow lane towards its junction with Pink Lane. The tall spire of St Mary's Cathedral fills the view. A view in the opposite direction, towards the archway leading to Westgate Road, is here NZ2463 : Forth Lane]
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
Pink Lane
Pink Lane was part of the system of narrow lanes (the 'pomerium') that used to run along the inside of the Town Walls, and on which no building was allowed. It was named from the Pink Tower, one of the Walls D-shaped, defensive towers, which was located near to the junction of Pink Lane and Clayton Street West.
Tyne and Wear HER(6502): Newcastle, Pink Lane LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 February, 2010
Category
Lane   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2454 6397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1851N 1:37.0923W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2454 6398
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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