2010

NZ2563 : Trinity House Low Yard from Trinity Chare

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

This is 1 of 8 images, with title starting with Trinity in this square
Trinity House Low Yard from Trinity Chare
Trinity House Low Yard from Trinity Chare
This part of the old Trinity House complex is called Low Yard. In the C17th it was a bowling green. It is separated from Trinity Chare by railings on the west side. The building on the left was a school, rebuilt in 1753 and sunk below the level of the yard when the almshouses were built in 1782.
Newcastle Libraries have a photo of the right hand side of this yard dated 1981 LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Trinity House :: NZ2564

Trinity House is a charitable maritime organisation housed in a complex of Listed Buildings dating from the C14th.
There is a good description here NZ2563 : Trinity House Courtyard, Newcastle upon Tyne

Trinity House became responsible for lighthouses in 1536 and piloting in a large region along the North Sea coast. In return they were permitted to levy tolls on ships entering the River Tyne.

The eastings grid line passes (unseen) straight through the centre of the Yard.

A full history of the organisation is given on the Trinity House web site LinkExternal link

There is a description and photos of the ornate interior of some of these buildings along with their collection of marine artefacts on the BBC - Tyne web site LinkExternal link LinkExternal link

Tyne and Wear HER(4876; 8728; 8876; 8877; 9013; 9014; 9165) LinkExternal link

Chares

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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Category: Almshouses
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Newcastle [522] · High Level Bridge [306] · Building [230] Other Photos: · Newcastle Quayside panorama · 'Filling' on Quayside ·
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NZ2563, 2031 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 11 November, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 November, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2538 6398 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1879N 1:36.3049W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2537 6396
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