Pilgrim Street, Newcastle


Pilgrim Street was one of the most important streets in medieval Newcastle.

William Gray's Chorographia (1649) described Pilgrim Street as "the longest and fairest street in the Town. In it is a Market for Wheat and Rye every Tuesday and Saterday. Likewise an house called the Pilgrims Inn, where Pilgrims lodged that came to visit the Shrine in [Jesmond], or Jesu de Munde, which occasioned to call this street Pilgrim-street. In the upper part of this street is a Princely house, built out of the ruines of the Black Fryers."

Some notable buildings on todays Pilgrim Street include the Tyneside CinemaAlderman Fenwick's House (17th century) and the 1920's Carliol House; there are also some disused buildings including the former Fire and Police Station and former Odion Cinema. The south of the street was extensively changed with the developmet of the internal motorway and Swan House roundabout. 

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666771:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne,1903

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058366:Children playing Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1890

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050930:Waverley Hotel 90 - 94 Pilgrim Street Unknown 1907

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041097:Entry off lower Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Dodds Edwin c.1884

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010496:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne 1901

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008267:Northumberland Street/Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1912

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065897:Carliol House Pilgrim Street/Market Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1927

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050349:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1959

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021551:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1971

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063950:Carliol House Pilgrim Street/Market Street Newcastle upon Tyne Philipson

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063957:Carliol House Pilgrim Street/Market Street Newcastle upon Tyne Philipson

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053329:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1988

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061497:High Friars Lane/Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1995

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024811:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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003977:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1924

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065297:Royal Arcade Pilgrim Street Allom T.

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043725:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1965

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043159:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1969

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008391:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1911

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066526:Pilgrim Street Gate Newcastle upon Tyne Edwards E.

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003937:Pilgrim Street Newcastle Upon Tyne C.1920

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008418:Conservative Club Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1912

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014680:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1965

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019413:Police Station Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne 1930

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061132:Odeon cinema Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Malcolm Maybury 1995

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047158:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1959

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056591:Paramount Theatre Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1935

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044017:Paramount cinema Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1933

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013989:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne 1964

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Commemorative plaque to Sir Joseph Swan
- Photo by Andrew Curtis (2010) available under a Creative Commons License. "The plaque is on the Pilgrim Street wall of Carliol House, just left of the doorway. Sir Joseph Swan ...

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128-130 Pilgrim Street

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022707:Pilgrim Street Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1920

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Pilgrim Street Gate
- This gate in the Town Wall was part the defences of Newcastle built in 1280. It stood at the north end of Pilgrim Street and was one of the main ...
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008234:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne 1912

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Carliol House
- Overview Map Street View Carliol House is a 'shallow crescent' building which curves the corner of Market Street East and Pilgrim Street. It was built 1924-7 and designed by Burnet, ...
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St Mary's Chapel, Jesmond
- Pilgrim Street in Newcastle is so named because of the many pilgrims traveling that way to St Mary's Chapel; "THERE was an Inn in this Street, which the Pilgrims in ...
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041313:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Dodds Edwin c.1884

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041312: Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne c1885

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068726:Paramount cinema Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1930s

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Tor612, Bank of England Building, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

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015585:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1966

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014387:Fire Station Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne 1965

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058345:Laying new electric tram lines Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1901

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Tor135, Pilgrim street, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dec 1972

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016281:Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1967

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Pilgrim Street Subway, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1980

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Bridge House, Pilgrim Street

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Pilgrim Street Police and Fire Station on Christmas day

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