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Grainger Town

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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by Andrew Curtis

Created: Fri, 29 Jan 2010, Updated: Fri, 29 Jan 2010


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NZ2464 : Grey Street & Earl Grey Monument by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Northern Goldsmiths on corner of Clayton Street West and Westgate Road by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Clayton Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Grainger Street / Market Street corner by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Lloyds Bank, Grey Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2564 : John Dobson's House, New Bridge Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2564 : Lying-In Hospital, New Bridge Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Old Eldon Square from Eldon Square roof car park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Grey Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Cordwainer's Hall (detail), Nelson Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Grainger Street from Nun Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2564 : Grey Street & Mosley Street corner by Andrew Curtis
NZ2564 : 55 Degrees North by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Grey's Monument from Grainger Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Theatre Royal, Grey Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2463 : 28 Clayton Street West by Andrew Curtis
NZ2564 : The east side of Grey Street above junction with Mosley Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2463 : Newcastle Central Railway Station by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Nelson Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Grainger Market by Andrew Curtis
NZ2463 : Portico, Newcastle Central Station, Neville Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Roofs and chimneys, Eldon Square by Andrew Curtis
NZ2463 : Richard Grainger Memorial Fountain, Waterloo Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2463 : Clayton Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne by Andrew Curtis
NZ2464 : Street view from Grey's Monument by Andrew Curtis

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