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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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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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.

Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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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

New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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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"

Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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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

Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Edward ('Ned') Corvan 1827-1865. Born in Liverpool, raised in Newcastle. Became Tyneside's first professional singer-songwriter following his debut at the Royal Olympic Concert Hall in 1853. Wrote over 120 songs, including 'The Cullercoats Fishwife' and 'Who Hung the Monkey?'

Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Darn Crook/Stowell Street Joseph 'Joe' Wilson 1841-1875 Musician, entertainer and writer of 360 songs including 'Keep Yor Feet Still! Geordey Hinny.' Born here, died in Railway Street aged 33. Newcastle City Council

Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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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 21st 1912.

Former Turk's Head Hotel, 71 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Town Wall, Durham Tower. Built in the late 13th century, the corbels may have supported a timber balcony. Internal ribbed barrel vault. Used as a school coal store in the 19th century.

West Walls, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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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 Newcastle’s Mayoralty.

Guildhall, Sandhill, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Henry ‘Harry’ Clasper 1812-1870. World champion rower and pioneering boat builder: the father of modern rowing. Competed in over 130 races, many on the Tyne from High Level Bridge to Scotswood Bridge. Haud away, Harry! Canny lad, Harry! Harry’s the king of the Tyems an’ the Tyne!

High Level Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Civic Centre. This plaque, unveiled by Councillor Hazel Stephenson, Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, on 28 February 2017 on the current site of the city’s governance, commemorates the end of the 800th year of Newcastle’s Mayoralty.

Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Ralph Erskine CBE SAR RIBA (1914-2005). Plaque erected in memory of a humane and inspirational architect, by his former friends, colleagues and employees in Byker and Newcastle City Council. The balloon reproduced here appeared on all of Ralph’s sketches, a symbol of optimism and freedom. This former funeral parlour was the site office for Ralph Erskine’s Arkitektkontor AB, architects for the Byker Redevelopment 1969 to 1984.

Byker Housing Office, 45/47 Brinkburn Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The original lighting columns on the High Level Bridge were refurbished and brought back into service by Network Rail in 2008, with funding contributions from: The Railway Heritage Trust, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, Newcastle City Council

High Level Bridge, Gateshead, United Kingdom