Fish Market, Newcastle


There were fish stalls on Sandhill going back to Medieval times.

"Sandhill, a Market for fish, and other commodities; very convenient for Merchant Adventurers, Merchants of Coales, and all those that have their living by shipping. There is a navigable River, and a long Key or Wharfe, where ships may lye safe from danger of stormes, and may unlode their commodities and wares upon the Key." (William Gray, 1649) 

From 1823 the fish market was held in the new covered section of the Guildhall designed by John Dobson.

"This splendid market place besides being one of the handsomest architectural ornaments of the town, has cleared the Sandhill of the lumber of fish stalls, and widened the entrance to the Quay, which before was inconveniently narrow." (Eneas Mackenzie, 1827)

In 1880 a new purpose-built indoor fish market was built on Sandhill. Later the fish market moved to Clayton Street and then eventually relocated as a dedicated section of the Green Market.

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Sea Nightclub - old Fish Market - Newcastle

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The old fish market, now a nightclub

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066290:Fish Market Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1998

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Newcastle Fish Market

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015382:Fish Market Clayton Street/St. Andrew's Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1966

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066289:Fish Market Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1998

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Fish Market

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037508:Green Market Eldon Square Shopping Centre Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1978

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A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne: Including the Borough of Gateshead. Eneas Mackenzie, 1827.
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The Old Fish Market - Henry Perlee Parker, c1826

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The Old Fish Market - Henry Perlee Parker, c1826

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Fish Market, Sandhill
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Fish Market, Sandhill
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Fish Market, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Fish Market, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Fish Market, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

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