Elswick


What Elswick used to look like in 1900!Elswick is an area in the West End of Newcastle, bordering the River Tyne. Elswick was originally a separate small rural town in Northumberland but became part of Newcastle in 1835 as the city expanded. It has a rich industrial heritage including Elswick Lead Works (established 1778) and Armstrong's Elswick Works (founded 1847). Neighbourhoods in the ward of Elswick include the Adelaide Terrace area, Bentinck Estate, Condercum and Denhill Park, Cruddas Park, Elswick Triangle, Gill Street and the Courts, Grainger Park, Jubilee Estate, North Benwell, the St John's, the St Paul's area, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle College, and the Metro Radio Arena.

In Roman times the Vallum, a defensive barrier behind Hadrian's Wall, reached its easternmost limit in Elswick. The Wall itself carried on as far as Wallsend.

The township of Elswick had originally formed part of the Barony of Bolam and was owned by Tynemouth Priory from 1120-1539, with a fishery present on the site. One of the earliest references to the coal mining industry of the north east occurs in 1330, when it was recorded that the Prior of Tynemouth let a colliery, called Heygrove, at "Elstewyke" for a rent of £5 per year. Elswick Colliery had 3 pits working from 1860 onwards. Elswick was owned by the Crown from 1539 to 1628, until it was sold by Charles I.

The Priors held a mansion in the middle of Elswick which was later occupied by Elswick Hall. Having been rebuilt a number of times, the last rebuild took place in 1810. The grounds of Elswick Hall became Elswick Park in 1881. Elswick changed significantly in the late 19th Century with the extension of the railway from Carlisle to Newcastle in 1839 and the establishment of Armstrong's manufacturing works in 1847. Population increased rapidly during this period with the construction of Tyneside flats from Scotswood Road to accommodate the workforce.

The Elswick works was founded in 1847 by engineer William George Armstrong. It manufactured hydraulic machinery, cranes and bridges and, later, artillery. In 1882 the company merged with the shipbuilding firm of Charles Mitchell to form Armstrong, Mitchell & Company. Armstrong Mitchell merged again with the engineering firm of Joseph Whitworth in 1897, forming Armstrong, Whitworth & Co.

Elswick station was opened in 1889 to serve the area. It was located at the western end of the Elswick Works, whose workforce made up a significant proportion of travellers. The area suffered as a result of the inter-war and subsequent depressions, culminating in the demolition of the Elswick works. The station was closed and then demolished in 1967.

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054668:Elswick Library Elswick Road Elswick Walton Des 1983

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047225:Elswick Methodist Chapel Maple Terrace Elswick 1905

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025244:John Knox Church Elswick Road/Beech Grove Road Elswick Unknown c.1900

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002020:Firemen Elswick Works Elswick Unknown c.1910

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070714:The Lake Elswick Park Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Undated

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070669:Elswick Park Elswick Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Undated

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064413:Accounts Dept Vickers Armstrong Ltd Elswick Works Elswick Unknown c.1940

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064235: Elswick Road, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne

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064406:27 Shop Vickers Armstrong Ltd Elswick Works Elswick Unknown c.1940

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064404:Sherman Tank Vickers Armstrong Ltd Elswick Works Elswick Unknown c.1950

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064230:Elswick Lead Works Elswick Unknown 1900

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064232:Laying electric tram lines, Elswick Road, Elswick, 1901

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054667:St. Anne's Convent School Elswick Road Elswick Unknown 1983

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050723: Elswick Harriers, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Barras, Robert, 1902

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037375:Elswick Park Elswick Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1910

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034707:Railway Cottages Elswick Dept of Environmental Health c.1935

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022690:Carnival Dance Vickers-Armstrong-Whitworth Apprentices Welfare Club Elswick Institute Elswick Evening World c.1930

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017702:Shot Tower, Associated Lead Manufacturers Ltd, Elswick Lead Works, Elswick, 1968

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048001:Water Street Elswick Unknown c.1920

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036400b:Catholic Apostolic Church Gloucester Street Elswick Dept of Environmental Health c.1964

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034715:Back Elswick East Terrace Elswick Dept of Environmental Health c.1935

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067406:St. Michael's Church Westmorland Road Elswick Unknown c.1980

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055655: The O'Higgins at Elswick Yard, Armstrong Works, 1897

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030566: Sultan Osman, Elswick Shipyards, c. 1912

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030435:High Elswick Tavern Cross Cromwell Street 1966

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036258:Mill Lane Elswick Dept of Environmental Health 1963

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025343:Lancaster Street, Elswick, 1975

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008893:The Elswick Newcastle upon Tyne 1855

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066125:Retirement photograph Vickers Armstrong Ltd Elswick Works Elswick Unknown c.1950's

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067705:Cruddas Park Elswick Unknown c.1990

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061911:Blue Man Elswick Road Maybury Malcolm 1995

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054725:Bentinck Road School Bentinck Road Elswick Unknown c.1918

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053590:Gloucester Street Elswick Halliday Fred 1913

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051867:Noble Street Elswick Unknown 1957/8

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043574:Sinton's Mill Westgate Road/Mill Lane Elswick Unknown c.1870

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022368:Westmorland Road Elswick Unknown 1973

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015434:Central Hall Maple Terrace Elswick Unknown 1966

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The Gables

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008726:Sinton's Mill Westgate Road/Mill Lane Elswick c.1855

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003638:Nurses Home Newcastle General Hospital Westgate Road Elswick Unknown c.1930

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049111:Tram Scotswood Road/Park Road Elswick Unknown 1910

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037436:Noble Street Elswick City Engineers 1978

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053993:Towards Elswick Shipyards

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034247:Jack Potts presented with a horseshoe by a member of the Elswick Women Harriers Newcastle upon Tyne Evening World 1931

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051900:Buddle Road School Buddle Road Elswick Unknown 1957/8

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Site of the Newcastle Masjid Muslim Community Centre, formally Elswick Methodist Chruch Hall

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Newcastle Masjid Muslim Community Centre, Malvern St, West End

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Elswick Shipyard, 1885

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Elswick Shipyard
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Skinner Burn
- Skinner Burn is a 'hidden' stream which feeds into the River Tyne. The valley of the Skinner Burn was gradually infilled from the 18th century and the stream was culverted ...
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Elswick Works - Vickers Armstrong
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028589:Victoria Terrace Elswick Unknown c.1900

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Plan of part of Elswick Estate

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034577:Carr Street Elswick Dept of Environmental Health c.1935

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048000:Dunn Street Elswick Unknown c.1920

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008266:St. Paul's Church Havelock Street Elswick Unknown c.1912

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035688:St. Stephen's Terrace Elswick Dept of Environmental Health 1960

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064166:Savoy cinema Beechgrove Road Elswick Maybury Malcolm 1997

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022155:Elswick Park Elswick Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1972

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042295:Beech Grove Road Elswick City Engineers 1970

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016164: Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1966

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Former St. Paul's Church, Elswick

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