NZ2564 : 2-8 Grey Street, NE1

taken 11 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

2-8 Grey Street, NE1
2-8 Grey Street, NE1
Built in 1842 by John Dobson for Richard Grainger, this was the last piece of Grey Street to be completed. Because of the existence of earlier cellars and the diminutive appearance of the block, it has been suggested that Grainger may not have demolished the 18th C building existing on the corner, but merely dressed it up in stone and refurbished the interior. There are four bays on Grey Street, but only one on Mosley Street - see also NZ2564 : 1 and 3 Grey Street, NE1 (which is opposite). In the late 1990s, a proposed redevelopment would have involved demolition and replacement by a design based on what Grainger himself might have built. But this was dropped in favour of repair and conversion to a hotel. The building is Grade II listed LinkExternal link .

The photo shows how 10 Grey Street - the single bay to the north (behind the white car) - connects with 21 Mosley Street: see NZ2564 : 10-16 Grey Street, NE1. See also the map and satellite image LinkExternal link .

The Buildings of Grainger Town - No.20. See NZ2464 : The Earl Grey Monument, Grey Street, NE1.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 April, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2503 6411 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2591N 1:36.6323W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2502 6408
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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