Cruddas Park


Cruddas Park is a residential area in the West End of Newcastle, usually considered part of Elswick / Low Elswick. It was named after George Cruddas, a co-founder of the nearby Elswick Works, who lived here in Dene House. The area was redeveloped in the early 1960s, when some of the rows of terraced houses built for the factory workers were demolished and replaced by high-rise tower blocks. In recent times 5 of the 10 tower blocks have been refurbished and renamed as Riverside Dene. Five of the high-rise blocks (The Poplars, Willows, Beeches, Haughton Court and King’s Meadows) were demolished to make way for new homes after private developers pulled out of the refurbishment scheme. Newcastle College have their Riverside Dene Campus in the Cruddas Park Shopping Centre building.

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Newcastle: Cruddas Park House

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Newcastle: Cruddas Park revamped

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The refurbishment of the Cruddas Park tower blocks, Scotswood Road

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064167:Shopping Centre Cruddas Park Elswick Maybury Malcolm 1997

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George Cruddas
- "George Cruddas (c1791- ) of Elswick Ordnance Co 1847 Founding partner in Elswick Works 1851 Living at Northumberland Place, Tynemouth (age 60 born Monington, Durham), Engine Builder. With wife Margaret (age ...

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Scotswood Road at Cruddas Park

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061523:Cruddas Park Elswick Maybury Malcolm 1995

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014516:Multi-storey flats Cruddas Park Elswick Signey J. 1965

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George Cruddas (1788-1879)
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Demise of The Poplars, Cruddas Park

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Newcastle: Riverside Dene (Cruddas Park)

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