NZ2564 : 26 Mosley Street*, NE1

taken 10 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

26 Mosley Street*, NE1
26 Mosley Street*, NE1
Built in 1870-72 by John Gibson for the National Provincial Bank. An Italian Palace in High Renaissance style. Inscriptions around the eaves give the bank's name and: on the Dean Street side, the date of its establishment (1833); and on Mosley Street the date of construction of the building (1871) - see NZ2564 : 26 Mosley Street, NE1 (2). The building is Grade II listed LinkExternal link .

The bank merged with the Westminster Bank in 1968; the "NatWest" became part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in 2000 [and we all know what happened to that]. For further info, see the Wiki entry LinkExternal link .

* By the later part of the 18th C, the east-west routes in the centre of the town were inadequate. In 1784-85, a new route from Pilgrim Street to Cloth Market - Mosley Street - was built, including the development of houses, some of which survive. Mosley Street was also linked with a new road from the Quayside - Dean Street. The area rapidly became the main shopping and commercial district of the Georgian town. Towards the end of the 19th C there was a great national expansion of financial institutions. Mosley Street was chosen as the location for regional branches of national banks and insurance companies, who built large, expensive premises.

The Buildings of Grainger Town - No.21. See NZ2464 : The Earl Grey Monument, Grey Street, NE1.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 April, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2502 6408 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2429N 1:36.6418W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2503 6411
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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