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By Michael Herrick, August 21, 2018
William Heron Marker
United Kingdom, England, Newcastle upon Tyne — William Heron
William Heron - The Hammer of the Poor 1246 AD: William Heron has been made Sheriff of Northumberland and Keeper of Newcastle Castle. He remained in this position until his death in 1258 AD. Heron has a duty to execute justice and raise . . . — Map (db m126769) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — 28 Clayton Street West
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United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — 36 Clayton Street West
Richard Grainger Bicentenary 1797   1997 36 Clayton Street West Home to Richard Grainger from 1842 to 1861 where he lived with his children and servants City of Newcastle upon Tyne — Map (db m126502) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Admiral Lord Collingwood
Milburn House Admiral Lord Collingwood 1748 – 1810 Victor of Trafalgar, diplomat, wit and humanitarian. Nelson's friend and comrade. Born in a house on this site “Since heaven made gentlemen there is no record of a . . . — Map (db m126702) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Anglo-Saxon Church
Anglo-Saxon Church The remains below are believed to be the tower of a late Anglo-Saxon church. Archaeological excavations between 1977 and 1992 revealed over 600 burials related to the cemetery of this church. It is possible that when the . . . — Map (db m126787) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Basil Hume Memorial Garden
The Basil Hume Memorial Garden This Statue and Memorial Garden were Unveiled on 17 May 2002 by Her Majesty The Queen In the year of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, 1923—1999, Benedictine monk and Abbot of . . . — Map (db m126554) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Bath Lane
Bath Lane This area outside the West Walls of the old town was known as the Warden's Close. According to the 17th century Newcastle historian, Gray, the Warden's Close formerly contained the house and gardens of the Warden of Tynemouth Priory. Near . . . — Map (db m126494) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Bessy Surtees
From the above window on Nov 18th 1772 Bessy Surtees Descended and Eloped with John Scott later created 1st Earl of Eldon and Lord Chancellor of England — Map (db m126790) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Castle Keep & Castle Garth
Castle Keep & Castle Garth The area surrounding you is a naturally defensible site with steeps sides overlooking and running down to the River Tyne and has been occupied for nearly 2000 years. From the mid second century the Roman fort of . . . — Map (db m126880) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas
Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas is a Grade I Listed Building and one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Newcastle. The spire has dominated Newcastle's skyline and served as a prominent . . . — Map (db m126696) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Charles Avison
Charles Avison 1709 – 1776 Considered to be one of the most important English concerto composers of the 18th century, Avison was born, worked and died in Newcastle and is buried in St. Andrew's churchyard, Newcastle. An organist, . . . — Map (db m126701) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Charles Earl Grey
This column was erected in 1838 to commemorate the services rendered to his country by Charles, Earl Grey, K.G. who during an active polliical career of nearly half a century was the constant advocate of peace and the fearless and . . . — Map (db m126655) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Charles, 2nd Earl Grey
Charles, 2nd Earl Grey was British Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. His Reform Act 1832 helped pave the way for modern democracy. He worked hard to bring about the end of slavery in Britain and its Empire. Early Life Born in Fallodon, . . . — Map (db m126657) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races
This Plaque Was Erected to Commemorate The Vist of the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races Fleet To Newcastle Quayside 14 – 17 July 1993 Councillor Mrs J. Lamb The Lord Mayor Vice Admiral Sir George Vallings Chairman, S. T. A. . . . — Map (db m126844) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Danish Seamen’s Club
Danish Seamen’s Club From 1940 to 1945, Newcastle was the official home town to 3,000 Danish sailors, serving in the British Merchant Navy. St. Nicholas buildings housed their unions, clubs and the Danish Merchant Navy 1995 City . . . — Map (db m126490) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Ever Tower
The Town Wall Ever Tower Remains of the late-13th century Ever Tower, named after the noble family responsible for its erection. Used by company of Paviors, Colliers and Carriagemen during the 19th century. Largely demolished 1908 . . . — Map (db m126555) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Freemen of Newcastle upon Tyne
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United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Gallowgate Lead Works
Gallowgate Lead Works The granite mill-stones that you see today are the legacy of an industry that dominated this site for over 150 years. When it closed in 1933, the Gallowgate Lead Works occupied all the land from this point to almost the end of . . . — Map (db m126556) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Grey’s Monument
Grey’s Monument Grey's Monument, situated at the head of Newcastle's finest streets and at the heart of the city, is one of Newcastle's most famous landmarks and a popular meeting point. The foundation stone was laid on 6 September 1837. . . . — Map (db m126656) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian's Wall Within this plot, covered by red concrete stand the lower courses of the south face of Hadrian's Wall built first in A.D. 122 from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bowness on Solway, and afterwards extended to Wallsend. A distance in all of 80 . . . — Map (db m126493) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Jose Maria de Eca de Quiros
53 Grey Street José Maria de Eça de Quirós 1845 – 1900 Portuguese diplomat and novelist of European stature. Lived in this building from 1874 to 1879 – among the most productive years of his writing career. City of . . . — Map (db m126694) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Literary & Philosophical Society
Robert Stephenson Bi-Centenary 2003 Literary & Philosophical Society Society established 1793. This building, designed by John Green, opened in 1825. Robert Stephenson was President of the Society, 1855 – 59 City of Newcastle . . . — Map (db m126491) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Lort Burn
Newcastle City Councl Lort Burn Originally Dene Burn, it became Lort Burn (dirty burn) from later 14th century. Rising in Leazes it follows the line of Dean Street and enters the river near this spot. High Bridge and Low Bridge mark . . . — Map (db m126838) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Medieval Castle
Medieval Castle Late December 1292AD. It has rained heavily overnight but life goes on as usual inside the Castle Garth. People enter the Garth from the Bailey Gate to go about their business. A wagon full of grain sacks is unloaded to . . . — Map (db m126786) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Newcastle Swing Bridge
Newcastle Swing Bridge This bridge completed in June A.D. 1876 Was Built at the Cost of the Tyne Improvement Commission consisting in 1876 of the following members, viz: Life Commissioners James C. Stevenson M.P. · John Dryden · William R. . . . — Map (db m126878) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Norman Castle
Norman Castle 1080AD. An autumn sun sets over Robert Curthose's new castle. To the people outside, the Castle is a statement of royal authority and conquest. To the Normans it is their safe haven. Norman soldiers patrol the inner . . . — Map (db m126785) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Orchard Street
Orchard Street The Town Wall turned sharply southwards from the originally intended line at a point near here now under the railway viaduct and ran down to the Close Gate and finally the river. This stretch of the Town Wall, the section . . . — Map (db m126648) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Pons Aelius
Pons Aelius A cold winter's evening, just before dusk, 386AD. The First Cohort of Cornovii are stationed at Pons Aelius. As auxiliary soldiers they protect the only river crossing for miles around. A handful of soldiers await orders . . . — Map (db m126784) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Roman Bridge Across the Tyne
The Roman Bridge across the Tyne at Newcastle You are standing close to the site of the bridge that gave Newcastle its Roman name – Pons Aelius, meaning ‘the bridge of Hadrian’. Timbers believed to be foundations of the Roman . . . — Map (db m126845) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Sailing Ship Owners
Tyne and Wear County Council 1986 Sailing Ship Owners Throughout the age of sail, this Quayside area around Exchange Buildings (c.1861) was home to Newcastle's ship owners, including such men as R. Beckwith, H. Milvain and T. . . . — Map (db m126846) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Sir Joseph Wilson Swan
RSC Advancing the Chemical Sciences National Chemical Landmark Sir Joseph Wilson Swan FRS (1828 – 1914) Chemist, physicist and inventor of the incandescent light bulb which he first demonstrated at a public lecture here on 3 . . . — Map (db m126492) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral You are now standing in the heart of Old Newcastle. Beyond the Black Gate you can see the Lantern Tower of the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas. The Lantern Tower was built in 1448 and is named for the light that . . . — Map (db m126789) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Suffragette Movement
Former Turk’s Head Hotel Suffragette Movement Meeting place where suffragettes celebrated the release of Kathleen Brown from Holloway Prison July 19th 1909 and stopped for refreshments on the march from Edinburgh to London, October . . . — Map (db m126658) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Barbican
The Barbican The building now known as the Black Gate was originally the barbican of the Castle. A barbican is a heavily defended gateway which sticks out from the main wall. bbn The barbican was built at an angle to the main wall so that . . . — Map (db m126705) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Black Gate
The Black Gate Built between 1247 and 1250 during the reign of King Henry III, the Black Gate was the last addition to the medieval Castle defences. Now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I Listed Building it was the gatehouse of the . . . — Map (db m126704) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Black Gate
City of Newcastle upon Tyne 1080   1980 The Black gate Principal gateway to castle built 1247 – 50. Upper two storeys built in seventeenth century. Restored, notably by R.J. Johnson 1883 – 84 Tyne and Wear County . . . — Map (db m126706) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Custom House
39 Quayside “The Custom House” Built in 1766 to replace the old Custom House at Sandhill. Duties from ships using the Port of Newcastle were collected here. Altered and refronted in 1833 by Sydney Smirke, Architect. . . . — Map (db m126849) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Guildhall
Newcastle City Council The Guildhall This plaque, unveiled by Councillor Ian Graham, Lord Mayor of Newcastle, on 22nd March 2016 on the original site of the city's governance, commemorates the beginning of the 800th year of . . . — Map (db m126829) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Guildhall
The Guildhall The present building incorporates part of Robert Trollope's town court of 1655-8. North front (1796) by William Newton and David Stephenson. South front (1809). East end (1823) by John Dobson, altered 1880. The centre of . . . — Map (db m126843) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Heron Pit
The Heron Pit You are currently standing above the Heron Pit which was an underground prison (known popularly as an 'oubliette'). The Pit was built by William Heron, the High Sheriff of Northumberland, to imprison people. The walls . . . — Map (db m126771) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Swing Bridge
Port of Tyne Historical Information The Swing Bridge The Swing Bridge was built by the Tyne Improvement Commission, under powers conferred by the Tyne Improvement Act of 1861, as part of their overall plan to improve navigation and expand . . . — Map (db m126879) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — The Town Wall
City of Newcastle upon Tyne The Town Wall The Herber Tower, built in the late thirteenth century, was restored in 1770 – 1 by the Company of Armourers, Curriers and Feltmakers who used the tower for a meeting hall. Tyne and . . . — Map (db m126557) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Thomas Bewick
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United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Thomas Spence
Broad Garth Thomas Spence 1750 – 1814 Born Quayside, Newcastle. Utopian writer and land reformer. Courageous, pioneering campaigner for the rights of men and women. Founded a schoolroom and debating society in Broad Garth. . . . — Map (db m126847) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Town Wall Repairs
This section of the thirteenth century town wall was repaired by the Civic Services Committee of the City Council and the Ministry of Public Building and Works in 1968. — Map (db m126649) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Trinity House
The Master, Pilots and Seamen of the Corporation of the Trinity House of Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House Site acquired in 1505 by the Guild of the Blessed Trinity of Newcastle upon Tyne, the original name of the professional and . . . — Map (db m126877) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Turning Bridge
Turning Bridge In medieval times the bridge over the Castle's moat would have been a type of drawbridge called a ‘turning bridge’. The bridge could be raised or lowered quickly to allow or prevent access to the Castle gate. It worked by . . . — Map (db m126703) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Tyne Bridge 75th Anniversary
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United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Victoria Cross Recipients
In Remembrance of, and Respect for, those Born in Newcastle upon Tyne Who have been Awarded the Victoria Cross for Valour. This Memorial was erected by Newcastle City Council on behalf of the People of the City. Private . . . — Map (db m126501) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Victoria R I
Victoria R.I. 1837 — 1901 The Throne is established by Righteousness Thine O Lord is the Greatness And the Power and the Glory. And the Victory and the Majesty Thine is the Kingdom O Lord and Thou Art Exaulted as Head above . . . — Map (db m126697) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — West Walls
West Walls "The walles here of Newcastle, are a great deal stronger than these of Yorke and not unlike to the walls of Avineon, but especially those of Jerusalem." (A Just and Exact Discourse upon the Siege and Storming of Newcastle, . . . — Map (db m126647) HM

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