Showing posts with label Historic Newcastle. Show all posts
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Friday, June 07, 2019

St Andrew's Church Newcastle


St Andrew's Church, Newcastle. 

The Parish Church of St Andrew is situated centrally in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
This beautiful church originally dates back to the 12th century but was mainly constructed during the 12th  and 14th centuries. The porch was rebuilt in 1726 and the entire church was restored in 1866.The composer Charles Avison was buried in the churchyard in 1795.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

South African War Memorial Newcastle


South African War Memorial, Newcastle.

This large sculpture was designed by Newcastle artist Thomas Eyre Macklin.
It was completed in 1908 and was built in honour of the soldiers of Newcastle, Northumberland and Durham who died in the Boer War (1899 to 1902).
It is a grade two listed building.
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Church of St Thomas the Martyr Newcastle


Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Newcastle.

 The Anglican Church of St Thomas the Martyr is one of the most prominent places of Christian worship in Newcastle. The church is dedicated to Saint Thomas Becket, who was killed by 4 knights in 1170 on the mistaken belief they were acting out the wishes of King Henry the Second.
Newcastle architect John Dobson designed this church and it was built between 1827 and 1830. 
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Monday, December 17, 2018

Newcastle Racecourse.

Newcastle Racecourse.

There has been horse racing in Newcastle for 350 years.
King George the Second instigated a race on Newcastle's Town Moor in 1753 and this was where the most famous race held in the city, the Northumberland Plate was held until 1882 when it was moved to it's current location in High Gosforth Park.
In recent years the course has been modified with an all weather track, one of the few in the UK.
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Thursday, November 08, 2018

The Wills Building Newcastle.


The Wills Building, Newcastle.

The Wills building was originally built as a cigarette factory in 1946 for W.D. & H.O. Wills
It is built in an Art Deco style and is still one one of the most distinctive buildings in the city.
It ceased to be used as a factory in 1986 and lay unused and was vandalised prior to being refurbished in 1999 as residential apartments and now contains 114 flats.
The Wills is a grade two listed building.
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall Newcastle


 Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall, Newcastle.

The building was completed in 1872 and is in the Gothic style, it was designed by A.M Dunn.
In includes offices, a library and a lecture theatre for the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers.
Inside is a large Statue of Nicholas Wood, the founder of the institute.
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