NZ2464 : Grainger Street / Market Street corner

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Grainger Street / Market Street corner
Grainger Street / Market Street corner
Richard Grainger's Central Exchange Buildings built in 1837. The buildings make up a triangular site defined by Grey Street, Grainger Street and Market Street. Each corner has, like this one, a large lead done topped with copper, Prince of Wales feathers. The dome is used as a trade mark symbol for the Grainger Town Project.
Tyne and Wear HER(9021): Newcastle, Grey Street, Nos. 87 to 109, Exchange Buildings LinkExternal link

The building contains the Central Arcade, reconstructed in 1906 after the original buildings were gutted by fire.
Tyne and Wear HER(6843): Newcastle, Grey Street, Central Arcade 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
Sunday, 7 February, 2010
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Street corner   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2482 6431 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3676N 1:36.8281W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2480 6428
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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