Forth Banks, Newcastle


Forth Banks is a street in Newcastle, which runs from near Central Station down to the Quayside where it joins Close and Skinnerburn Road. In the past Forth Banks was used as the name of the wider area. The old Infirmary at Newcastle was located on Forth Banks, founded in 1751. Forth Banks became an important area during the Industrial Revolution, with various workshops and warehouses. It was the location of the Hawthorne works. In 1823, George Stephenson, his son Robert Stephenson, and partners, opened the world’s first purpose built locomotive works on Forth Banks (entrance on South Street). The "Locomotion" and "Rocket" were built at the works, along with many other locomotives, which exported to developing railways all around the world. Forth Banks Power Station, built in 1890, was one of the first municipal power stations in the country. 
Old Infirmary Stephenson Works Power Station Hawthorne House
 
Sachins Forth Banks House King's House  

There has been a great deal of change to Forth Banks over the years. The upper section of Forth Banks, north of the underpass under the railway, used to join Neville Street, just east of the station. However, the road now runs west to join Railway Street. The area around Forth Banks declined during the 20th century and some of the industrial buildings became derelict. However, the area has seen regeneration as the 'Stephenson Quarter', with both new buildings, such as the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and renovation of some of the older buildings.

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049589:The Infirmary Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne Muss B. c.1795

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003071:Infirmary Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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023302:Forths Banks Central Newcastle Upon Tyne City Engineers 1975

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714533:Hawthorn Inn Forth Banks. Unknown. 1966.

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023315:Forth Banks Central Newcastle Upon Tyne City Engineers 1975

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040834:Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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023316:Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1975

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023301:Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1975

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715657:Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1973

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035602:Fishwives selling fish on the corner of Neville Street and Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne c.1890

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Forth Banks

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The lowering of a tunnel

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Tor259, Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Forth Banks, Newcastle c1900

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Forth Banks

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Development at junction of Skinnerburn Road and Forth Banks

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Changing skyline around Forth Banks

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Junction of Forth Banks & Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

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New steps from Forth Banks

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Skinnerburn Road
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Skinnerburn Road
- Skinner Burn is a stream which used to form the boundry between Newcastle and Elswick. Skinnerburn road runs along the side of the River Tyne west of where the burn joins the ...
The Close
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The Close
Forth Street, Newcastle
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Forth Street, Newcastle
- "Forth Street was laid out 1811 as an extension of the medieval street called The Postern to link to Forth Banks...It was moved south before 1896 as a result of ...
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Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge

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Forth Banks, Newcastle

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Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle
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Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle
- A mixed-use development centred around the historic Robert Stephenson & Co. Locomotive Works. The development is led by the Clouston Group and includes:  Crowne Plaza Hotel Rocket & Multi-Storey Car ...

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