Tyne and Wear HER(6488): Newcastle, Grey Street - Details
Title of image: Grey Street
Date: circa 1860
Description: Busy street scene.
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/ Newcastle Roads and Streets Collection
Accession number: NCL 003963
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Newcastle, Grey Street
Road Transport Site
Completed in 1837. Prime Minister Gladstone described it as Britain's "best modern street". John Dobson designed the south eastern section, and it is thought that John Wardle and George Walker designed the rest for Richard Grainger. Mediterranean classical style. Nationally known as Tyneside Classical.
N. Pevsner and I. Richmond, second edition revised by G. McCombie, P. Ryder and H. Welfare, 1992, The Buildings of England: Northumberland (second edition); D. Lovie, 1997, The Buildings of Grainger Town; I. Ayris, 1997, A City of Palaces; L. Wilkes and G. Dodds, 1964, Tyneside Classical - The Newcastle of Grainger, Dobson and Clayton; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 18 and 152-3, 163-6; M.A. Richardson, 1838, Descriptive Companion through Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead