Newcastle City Council

Around 100 commemorative plaques have been erected since the 1970's to mark Newcastle's historic buildings and its connections with a number of eminent historic figures such as George and Robert Stephenson, Portuguese diplomat and novelist, Jose Maria de eca de Querios and Russian born writer Yevgeni Zamyatin whose masterpiece 'We' was apparently a major influence on George Orwell's '1984'.

http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/hes_plaques

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Joseph 'Joe' Wilson 1841-1875 musician, entertainer and writer of 360 songs including 'Keep Your Feet Still! Geodie Hinny' boen here, died in Railway Street aged 33.

Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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All Saints Church This rare elliptical building of 1786-89 (spire 1796) replaced decaying mediaeval Church of All Hallows. Architect, David Stephenson of Newcastle (1757-1819). Closed as a Church 1961 and has since undergone major restoration.

All Hallows Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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28 Clayton Street West Offices of Richard Grainger, visionary and builder. Here in 4th July 1861, he was taken ill while working & died that day.

28 Clayton Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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36 Clayton Street west Home to Richard Grainger from 1842 to 1861 where he lived with his children and servants

36 Clayton Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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St. Mary's Place John Dobson designed this row of houses in 1829 to complement his church of St Thomas' opposite.

St. Mary's Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Muriel Robb 1878-1907 Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion 1902. Played at Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club. Holds unique record for winning the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland titles in 1902.

Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club, 102 Osborne Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Mo Mowlam 1949-2005 respected politician MP for Redcar 1987-2001, Northern Ireland Secretary from 1997-1999, led talks that resulted in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Lived in this hous from 1979-1983. "It takes courage to push things forward."

1 Summerhill Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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José Maria de Eça de Queirós 1845 -1900 Portuguese Diplomat and novelist of European stature lived in this building 1874-1879, among the most productive years of his writing career.

53 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Town Wall The thirteenth century New Gate, the largest gate on the wall, lay to the east of here. It became the gaol for the County of Newcastle in 1399 and was demolished in 1823.

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John Dobson 1787-1865 architect built this house about 1823 and lived here until his death in January 1865

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St. Thomas' Church The Church was begun in 1827 to designs by Dobson; it was his first important church.

St. Thomas' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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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.

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The Town Wall

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Chas Chandler 1938-1996 Founder member of the 'Animals' Manager of Jimi Hendrix & Slade Co-founder of Newcastle Arena Lived in this house 1938-1964

35 Second Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle Central Station John Dobson designed this station and train shed in 1847-50. The Portico was added in 1863 by Thomas Prosser.

Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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William Straker 1855-1941 Worked here as Northumberland Miners' Union Leader. In work, housing, health and education, he was a voice for social reform and welfare for all. A true Northumbrian.

Burt Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Dr. Charles John Gibb 1824-1916 "Some went to the dispensary And some to Doctor Gibb's" The eminent Newcastle surgeon, celebrated in 'The Blaydon Races' lived here from 1861.

Gibb Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Lying-In Hospital Dobson designed this charitable institution for poor married pregnant women in 1835

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Cattle Market Office John Dobson designed this market keepers office and toll house in 1831

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Balmbra's Site of the "Wheatsheaf" Public House and music room. Rebuilt 1902. Named after John Balmbra, licencee in 1862 when George Ridley first performed his song "The Blaydon Races"

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William Newton 1730-1798 Eminent local architect Responsible for numerous country houses, the Assembly Rooms, St Ann's Church & Charlotte Square He lived in this house for 28 years

1 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Town Wall Site of late 13th Century Gunner Tower Converted in 1821 for use by Company of Slaters and Tylers. Demolished 1885 Foundations excavated 1964

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