Newcastle Central Library


Newcastle Central LibraryBuilding of the Free Library (later known as Central Library) on New Bridge Street began in 1881; the medieval Carliol Tower was demolished to make way for the library. In turn the Victorian library building was demolished in 1967 to make way for the building of John Dobson Street[1]. A new Central Library building was built in the Princess Square development, as part of the 1960's 'city in the sky' vision. Over time the building became unfit for purpose and the wider Princess Square with it's concrete canopy over John Dobson Street became increasingly unpopular. Central Library was closed on 1st September 2006 and demolished in 2007. A new modern City Library building was opened on 7th June 2009.
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054566:Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1968

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050143:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Thompson and Lee c.1910

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064280:Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers c.1980

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061227:Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1995

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054552:Floor D Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1968

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054681:Bewick Collection Local Studies Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1980s

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050622:City Information Service Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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044995:Patents Room Floor D Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1983

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025461:Floods Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1966

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025472:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1956

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Newcastle Central Library

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044275:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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053294:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1967

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045805:Floor C looking down to Floor B Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1968

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022862:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne pre 1897

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048846:Story hour Junior Library Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1949

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047303:Library Staff in costume Christmas Eve Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Nixon Hazel 1983

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049182:Junior Library Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1950

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066040:Open Learning Resource Centre Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1995

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054576:Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1967

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054167:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Allan James 1968

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Newcastle City Library

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Newcastle City Library Demolition

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Newcastle City Library
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Newcastle City Library
- Overview About City Library Map Street View Newcastle City Library (the Charles Avison Building) is located on the corner of John Dobson Street and New Bridge Street West. The new ...
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Tyne and Wear HER(5974): Newcastle, New Bridge Street, Free Library
- "Shown as "Free Library" on Ordnance Survey first edition 25" to 1 mile series and as "Central Library" on the fifth edition of 1952. The medieval Carliol Tower (HER 1551 ...

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City in the Sky - 1960's vision for Newcastle
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City in the Sky - 1960's vision for Newcastle
- In the 1960's and early 1970's the 'city in the sky' vision was to separate out traffic from pedestrians. With increasing car ownership, towns and cities were becoming dominated by ...
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045808:Book Bus Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1977

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045827:Lending Library Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1975

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025460:Floods Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1966

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048458:Entrance Hall Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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048454:Entrance Hall Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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048446:Entrance Hall Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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048386:Royal Shakespeare Company Exhibition Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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048381:Royal Shakespeare Company Exhibition Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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047428:Reception Desk Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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048192:City Information Service Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1986

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048193:Display exhibit Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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025457:Floods Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1966

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048514:Junior Library Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unkown 1949

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048315:Royal Shakespeare Company Exhibition Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1985

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045800:Staff Room Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1969

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045725:Reference Library Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Undated

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044418:Temporary Lending Library Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1949

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054513:Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1968

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050141:Bewick Room Central Library New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Thompson and Lee c.1910

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045828:Central Library Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1976

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