Grainger Town

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Grainger Town Newcastle upon Tyne Reviews

Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
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Grainger Town Oct 06, 2012
Grainger Town, to me, seemed to cover everything upwards from the train station to the football ground, and takes in the main shopping area. Named after the builder Richard Grainger, who built the area up from 1824 -1841.

Still, it has some interesting buildings with some 450 that are noted, of which 244 are listed. The main architectural highlights were Grainger Street and Grey Street, which seem to remain mostly intact. Grey Street also is home to the Theatre Royal. Centres around Grey's Monument, where Grainger Street and Grey Street converge into a square.

Also takes in the oldest church in Newcastle, St Andrews, the Old City Walls and Blackfriars to the West, and up to the Civic Centre at Barras Bridge. Easily walkable and has a few other highlights, like Grainger Market and the Northern Goldsmiths shop on Blackett Street.

A lot of it though is quite ordinary, and and not disimilar to parts of Glasgow,so I didn't really find anything that stood out really dramatically. Nice enough to wander round though for a couple of hours.
Grey's Monument In The Square
Clayton Street
Theartre Royal On Grey Street
Heading Up Grey Street
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davidx davidx
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Way beyond expectations Nov 19, 2011
This is the last of my reviews from my recent visit to Newcastle upon Tyne and sadly it has no photos of Grainger Town itself as I only saw the area from a moving bus. If you have heard of but not been to Newcastle, what is your image of it? A party town? true. A place with out of control teenagers? reputedly true. A place of stunning town architecture? You may only be able to think of bridges. (NO - NOT the Sage nor the Baltic - both are in Gateshead. You may not know, as I certainly did not that, to quote from Wiki, "One of the streets of Grainger town, Grey Street was described by Pevsner as 'one of the finest streets in England'." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grainger_Town#Grey_Steet

Why Newcastle does not make more use of its stunning 18th and early 19th century architecture is beyond me. Its Georgian architecture is as much part of the City of Bath's appeal as its Roman remains - yet here is architecture in the same league that is so little known. I strongly recommend you to look at the above website.
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