2010

NZ2564 : Grey Street & Mosley Street corner

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Grey Street & Mosley Street corner
Grey Street & Mosley Street corner
This building on the north east corner of the busy cross-roads completed Richard Grainger's Grey Street in 1842, designed by John Dobson. It was probably built on the remains of an earlier building which might account for its low height compared to the neighbouring properties. It has now been refurbished as the Grey Street Hotel.
Grainger Town :: NZ2464

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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Category: Street corner
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Street was Built [69] · Mosley Street [45] · Street Corner [38] · John Dobson [37] · Grey Street [28] · Designs of John [18] ·
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NZ2564, 998 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 March, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2503 6411 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2591N 1:36.6323W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2503 6408
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