5 Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle


No. 5. This five story Georgian house on Ravensworth Terrace in the Summerhill area off Westgate Road in Newcastle was built by local developer William Mather in c.1822-4. The terraces in Summerhill were built for wealthy merchants on a greenfield site as a prospering Newcastle expanded beyond the confines of the old town walls (the great West Gate of the town walls, giving it's name to Westgate Road, was demolished in 1811). A heritage plaque on the house commemorates it's most famous resident; the noted marine biologist Joshua Alder, who lived here from 1841 to 1857. As the nearby areas along the River Tyne became increasingly industrialised many of the wealthy residents in the West End of Newcastle moved to expanding suburbs on the east of the city, such as Jesmond and Gosforth. After Joshua Aldar left, No 5. had many residents and had spells of being a guest house, a family house, and at one time a Salvation Army centre. The house stared in the BBC Two series, "A House Through Time", in April 2019, in which David Olusoga tells the story of the house and it's many residents. is a Grade II listed building. Timeline
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Ravensworth Terrace, off Westgate Road

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Plaque re Joshua Alder, Ravensworth Terrace

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017742:Ravensworth Terrace Newcastle upon Tyne 1968

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5, RAVENSWORTH TERRACE - Newcastle - List Entry
- "House, part of terrace. Circa 1820. English garden wall bond brick with ashlar basement and dressings; Welsh slate roof. Basement, 3 storeys and attic; 2 bays. 6-panelled door and fanlight ...

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Joshua Alder (1792 - 1867)
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Joshua Alder (1792 - 1867)
- Overview About Joshua Alder Joshua Alder (1792 - 1867) was a zoologist and a malacologist, who specialized in the Tunicata, and in gastropods. The Alders were an old Alnwick family, ...
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Ravensworth Terrace and High Swinburne Place

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Ravensworth Terrace

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5 Ravensworth Terrace

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5 Ravensworth Terrace

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5 Ravensworth Terrace

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5 Ravensworth Terrace

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Ravensworth Terrace

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5 Ravensworth Terrace

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5 Ravensworth Terrace and Swineburn Place

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5 Ravensworth Terrace

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Back of 5 Ravensworth Terrace

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6-8 Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle
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6-8 Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle
- Overview Map Street View Nos. 6-8 on Ravensworth Terrace in the Summerhill area of Newcastle was originally built as private residences in the early 1820s. By April 1884, No.6 had ...

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