Barras Bridge


Barras Bridge is a section of the B1318 Great North Road in the centre of Newcastle which leads towards the Haymarket and Percy Street. On the east side of Barras Bridge are the Civic Centre, The Response War Memorial and the Church of St Thomas the Martyr. To the west side is the main campus of Newcastle University, Northern Stage, and a number of shops.

The original Barras Bridge was a stone bridge over Pandon Dean. Its hard to imagine, but a tree-lined valley once ran through where todays Great North Road, Civic Centre and Barras Bridge road are located. Pandon Burn flowed through the Dean down to the River Tyne. Pandon Dean was curvetted (built over) in the 19th and 20th centuries; in places it was as wide as Jesmond Dene.

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029168:Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne,1906

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067138:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1919

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068315:St. Thomas Church Gardens Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1905

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023997:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne C. 1890

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011347:Barras Bridge Newcastle Upon Tyne,

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070774:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1931

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061921:Newcastle Playhouse Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1995

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062132:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1995

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008590:Grand Hotel Haymarket/Barras Bridge Unknown c. 1890

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070581:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1880

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046779:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1910

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029174:Grand Hotel Barras Bridge Unknown 1906

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013945:Grand Hotel Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne1964

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014443:Crows Nest Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne c.1840

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666797c:South African War Memorial Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1910

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062116:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1995

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010164:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne C. 1880

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016014:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1966

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Pandon Burn
- Pandon Burn and Pandon Dean
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Civic Centre, Newcastle
- Overview About the Civic Centre Map Street View The Civic Centre is the main administrative centre for Newcastle City Council located by Barras Bridge and St Mary's Place, next to St ...
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Haymarket
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Barras Bridge

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The real Barras Bridge and Newcastle’s beautiful lost dean
- "Imagine a deep ravine slicing across the Great North Road next to the Civic Centre, replacing concrete and tarmac with a beautiful tree-lined dean. Well, it’s not fantasy – this ...

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043537:Haymarket (proposed Barras Bridge area) Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1968

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029167:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne post 1901

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023418:Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1975

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Tyne and Wear HER(300): Newcastle, Barras Bridge
- "Barras Bridge carried the Great North Road across the Pandon Burn just north of the junction of Northumberland Street and Percy Street. Remains of the bridge arch, including at least ...

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Claremont Buildings
- Overview Map Street View Claremont Buildings is located on the corner of Barras Bridge and Claremont Road in Newcastle upon Tyne. Built in 1896, this is a Grade II listed building.
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038683:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1960

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