John Dobson (1787 - 1865)


John DobsonJohn Dobson was a 19th centaury architect in the North of England. He had a prolific career, designing over 50 churches and 100 houses. He is best known for designing Newcastle Central Station and for his work with Richard Grainger in developing the centre of Newcastle in neoclassical style.

Some of John Dobson's work includes:

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011463:Neville Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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068635:Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1905

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St. Thomas' Church by John Dobson, 1827

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St. Mary's Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. Row of houses designed by Johh Dobson in 1829 to complement his church of St Thomas (opposite).

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John Dobson Centenary Plaque, Grainger Market, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Grey Street

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Lying In Hospital by John Dobson

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Lying-in Hospital
- The former Lying-in Hospal was a charitable asylum for poor married pregnant women. Located on New Bridge Street, Newcastle, the building was completed in 1826 on land given by the ...
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018692:John Dobson Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1970

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048785:Grainger Market was opened in 1835 and was designed and built by John Dobson and Richard Grainger.

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a101:Royal Arcade Newcastle upon Tyne; T. Allom;1833

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050409:St. Nicholas Church Church Road South Gosforth Unknown c.1900

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010184:Jesmond Parish Church Jesmond Road Jesmond Unknown 1937

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058418:St. Thomas' Church Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1890

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011909:Grainger Market (Green Market section) Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1841

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John Dobson

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NEWCASTLE CATTLE MARKET TOLL HOUSE

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Cattle Market, Newcastle
- "Sheep and cattle markets were first held here on 27th July 1830. Before, and even after that time, Newcastle butchers bought their cattle at Morpeth Market. Newcastle's cattle market soon ...
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Church of St Thomas the Martyr
- Overview About the Church Map Street View St Thomas The Martyr's Church is located on the junction of Barras Bridge and St Mary's Place in Newcastle. The present church was ...
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Newcastle Central Station
- Overview History Map Street View Newcastle Central Station on Neville Street was designed by John Dobson and was opened by Queen Victoria on the 29th August 1850. Replacing three earlier stations, it ...
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Grey Street
- History Street View Grey Street is one of the main streets in Newcastle and runs from Grey's Monument down to the junction with Mosley Street after which it continues as Dean Street down to the Quayside. ...
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Jesmond Cemetery
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Gateway and chapels, Jesmond Road, Newcastle
- "The north entrance to Jesmond Cemetery is marked by a grand ensemble of Greek Doric chapels linked by an arch with towers. By John Dobson, 1834-36. Grade II* listed." Photo ...

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Centurion Bar, Newcastle Central Station
- The Centurion Bar was originally built in 1893 as a grand waiting lounge and bar for first class passengers, designed by John Dobson as part of Newcastle Central Station (Grade 1 ...
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Benwell Towers
- Benwell Towers is a large house in Benwell, Newcastle. It was built in 1831, designed by John Dobson for Thomas Crawhall. A chapel was added in 1887. The building on ...
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Church of St. James, Benwell
- Overview Map Street View St James’ Church in Benwell first opened as a Chapel of Ease in 1833. The church was extended in 1864 by addition of chancel and south aisle, designed ...
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Linden Hall Hotel
- Overview About Map Linden Hall is located just over a mile to the north east of the village of Longhorsely in Northumberland. It was built as country house for Newcastle merchant ...
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Manor House, Brinkburn Priory
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Church of St Andrew, Winston
- The Church of St Andrew in Winston, County Durham dates from the Mid 13th Century. It was restored in 1848 by John Dobson. The church is a Grade I listed ...
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Old Vicarage, Embleton
- Overview Map Street View The former Vicarage and pele tower, is located next to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Embleton.  In 1332 Merton College, patron of Embleton, agreed to ...
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Church of St Cuthbert RC, Cowpen, Blyth
- Overview Map Street View The Roman Catholic church of St Cuthbert in Cowpen, Blyth, Nothumberland, is located off Cowpen Road (A193). The Sidney Family came to Cowpen Hall in 1804 ...
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Salvation Army Citadel, North Shields
- Overview Map Street View The Salvation Army Citadel is located on 28 Howard Street, North Shields. It was originally built in 1811 as Scotch Church, designed by John Dobson. The Scotch Church ...
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Bolam Lake Country Park
- Overview Map Bolam Lake Country Park is located near Bolam, Northumberland and is about 9 miles west of Morpeth and is signposted off the A696 from Belsay. The lake was constructed ...
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Guildhall, Newcastle
- Overview Map Street View "The east end of this complex building is a neo-Grecian remodelling of a medieval building, completed by Dobson in 1823-5. The main structure was built in ...
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Haughton Castle
- Overview About Haughton Castle Map Haughton Castle is a privately owned country house in Northumberland located a mile north of Humshaugh and on the south side of the River North ...
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Church of St John Lee, Acomb
- Overview Map Street View The Parish Church of St John Lee, in Acomb, Northumberland, is a Grade II* listed building.
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Lilburn Tower
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Church of St Andrew, Bywell
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Bywell Hall
- Overview About Bywell Hall Map   Bywell Hall is a privately owned 18th-century country house situated on the north bank of the River Tyne at Bywell, Northumberland. It is a ...
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Drill Hall, Northumbria University
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Church of St. Nicholas, South Gosforth
- Overview Map Street View St. Nicholas' Parish church is located on Church Road in South Gosforth. It was built in 1799 by John Dodds after the demolition of earlier church. ...
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Church of St Joseph, Birtley
- Overview Map Street View St Joseph's Church in Birtley was desigened by John Dobson and was opened by 1843 to replace the Birtley Roman Catholic Mission, which had moved to ...
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Longhirst Hall
- Overview Map Street View Longhirst Hall near Morpeth in Northumberland was built in 1824. It was designed by John Dobson for the land owner, William Lawson, who became wealthy from ...
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Hebburn Hall
- Overview About Hebburn Hall Map Hebburn Hall (aslo known as Ellison Hall) is a 17th century manor house in Hebburn, largely rebuilt in 1790-1792.[1] It was built on the site ...
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Church of St Gregory the Great, Kirknewton
- Overview Map Street View St Gregory's is the parish church of Kirknewton in Northumberland. There has been a church on this site since at least the 11th century. The church ...
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Court House, Morpeth
- Overview Map Street View The Court House in Morpeth was built in 1822, and designed by John Dobson in the style of a medieval castle.[1] It was originally part of ...
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Church of St. Peter, Newcastle
- St. Peter's was a gothic style church, designed by John Dobson, on Oxford Street and New Bridge Street in Newcastle. The church was built from 1840 to 1843. It was later given ...
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Beaufront Castle
- Overview About Beaufront Castle Map Aerial View Beaufront Castle is an extensive privately owned country house, located about a mile and a half north-east of Hexham, situated between the villages ...
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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Ford
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Sunderland Minster
- Overview About Sunderland Minster Map Street View The Minster Church of St Michael and All Angels and St Benedict Biscop (commonly referred to as 'Sunderland Minster') is located on Church ...
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Hawthorn Towers (demolished)
- Hawthorn Towers was a gothic county house in Hawthorn Dene, to the east of Hawthorn, built in 1821 by John Dobson.  The Pemberton family bought the property in the late ...
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Dobson's House, 49 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle
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The Cluny, Ouseburn
- Overview Map Street View The Cluny is a live music venue and cafe at 36 Line Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle. It was originally built as a flax mill in 1848, designed ...

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