NZ2564 : Dog Bank (right) from Broad Chare

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Dog Bank (right) from Broad Chare
Dog Bank (right) from Broad Chare
Dog Bank is one of the minor medieval streets linking the Broad Chare with Pilgrim Street and Side around the south edge of All Saints churchyard.
Tyne and Wear HER (6565): Newcastle, Dog Bank LinkExternal link

The modern terraces on the right further up the lane are shown here NZ2564 : Dog Bank
The brick-built house on the left (now offices) is part of the neighbouring Trinity House property NZ2564 : Trinity House from Broad Chare and dates from the late C18 or early C19.

The vacant site to the right of this building is the proposed site for a large new sculpture NZ2564 : Artist's model for Collingwood Wave sculpture, Trinity House Yard, Broad Chare.

Newcastle Libraries have a photo of this location dated 1972 LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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

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NZ2564, 998 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 January, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2535 6402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2096N 1:36.3329W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2536 6404
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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