2010

NZ2464 : Lloyds Bank, Grey Street

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Lloyds Bank, Grey Street
Lloyds Bank, Grey Street
Built as houses and a bank in 1839 for Richard Grainger on the original site of Anderson Place, the house bought by Grainger for 50,000 and demolished to fulfil his grand plan for the development of Newcastle centre. The bank is on the corner of Market Street. Carliol House, on Pilgrim Street, can be seen to the right.
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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NZ2464, 2460 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2492 6433 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3780N 1:36.7342W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2489 6431
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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