The Richard Grainger Memorial Fountain, Waterloo Street, NE1

  • Description

    "Richard Grainger (1797–1861) was a builder in Newcastle who worked with the architects John Dobson and Thomas Oliver, and with the town clerk John Clayton, to redevelop the centre of Newcastle in the 1830s. Grainger Street and the Grainger Market are named after him, and the whole area around Grey Street and Grainger Street is known as Grainger Town. For further info, see the Wiki entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Grainger . In 1892, according to the will of one of Richard Grainger's 13 children, this memorial fountain was erected - but not in this spot. It was moved to its current location from further up the street in the early 1980s as part of the Clayton Street West housing scheme. The fountain is Grade II listed http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1122654 . See also [[4432136]]. The Buildings of Grainger Town - No.84. See [[4406042]]." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2013.
  • Owner

    Mike Quinn
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4432133
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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    Picture Taken: 2013-10-29
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