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Nun Street


Nun Street is a road in the centre of Newcastle, which runs from Grainger Street in a roughly north-westerly direction to Clayton Street. The full length of the north side of the street is the southern facade and entrances to the Grainger Market. On the south side of the street is the narrow Nun's Lane, which connects with Newgate Street. The street was built during the 19th Century redevelopment of Newcastle Centre. It's name derives from Nuns'-field, the ancient burial ground of the nuns of the order of St. Bartholomew, which is thought to have been located here. Stone, lead-lined and wooden coffins, along with human bones were discovered during the construction of Nun Street in 1835.
Streets Grainger Town Grainger Market 1835
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012479:Nun Street Newcastle upon Tyne C.1910

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021972:Nun Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1971

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021971:Nun Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1971

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061326:Nun Street Newcastle upon Tyne; Trevor Ermel; 1995

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061536:The Tap & Spile pub, Newcastle 1995

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Grainger Market
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Grainger Market
- Overview About Granger Town Map Street View The Grainger Market was opened to the public on the 24th October 1835, and was originally divided into a butchers’ market and separate ...
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Tyne and Wear HER(1431): Newcastle, St. Bartholomew's Nunnery
- "The origin of the Nunnery is uncertain, but some authorities suggest foundation before 1086. It had 20 nuns in 1322, 11 at the time of its suppression in 1540. The ...

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SOUTH FRONT OF GRAINGER MARKET - List Entry
- "Nos. 1 to 25 odd (south front of Grainger Market) G.V. I End bays are returns of Nos. 11-43 Clayton Street (q.v.) and Nos. 95-137 Grainger Street (q ...

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