John Dobson Street


John Dobson Street was opened on 6th May 1970, and at that time was the first new major street in Newcastle city centre for over 100 years. The street is named after architect John Dobson (1787 - 1865), who along with Richard Grainger, redesigned the centre of Newcastle in neoclassical style during the 19th century. The new street was part of the 1960s 'city in the sky' vision; with pedestrian walkways, Princess Square and Bewick Court flats, all built above the road. Laing Art Gallery is located just off the street and in 2009 a new City Library building was opened on the corner of John Dobson Street and New Bridge Street.
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018692:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1970

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060776:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Ermel Trevor 1995

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061345:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Ermel Trevor 1995

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060940:John Dobson Street/New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne Ermel Trevor 1995

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061316:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Ermel Trevor 1995

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045038:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1970

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042240:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1969

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065126:NCP Car Park John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1997

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060951:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Ermel Trevor 1995

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042204:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1969

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016933:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1969

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018725:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1970

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018723:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1970

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061895:Laing Art Gallery John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne; Trevor Ermel; 1995

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John Dobson (1787 - 1865)
- Overview About John Dobson Buildings by John Dobson John Dobson was a 19th centaury architect in the North of England. He had a prolific career, designing over 50 churches and ...
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Laing Art Gallery
- Overview About the Laing Map Street View The gallery is free to enter and is located on a pedestrianised section of New Bridge Street by its junction with John Dobson ...
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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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Bewick Court, Princess Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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City Library, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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City Library at night

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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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Laing Art Gallery

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Bewick Court
- Bewick Court is a 19 storey tower block with 133 residential apartments built in 1970 and designed by Taylor Woodrow. The building sits on top of a platform over John Dobson ...
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061287:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne; Trevor Ermel; 1995

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John Dobson Street

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Entrance to former Buz nightclub, John Dobson Street

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