Newcastle St Nicholas and the Corn Exchange, 1854

  • Description

    Engraving of Newcastle Upon Tyne's St Nicholas Cathedral and the Corn Exchange as it looked on 6th/7th October 1854. Depicted from an imaginary elevated position above Gateshead and looking north across the Tyne with one of the Castle Keep turrets just visible in the bottom left corner. The illustration (a section of the drawing of the Great Fire from the Illustrated London News of 14 Oct 1854) shows open and covered wagons, cabs, horsemen and pedestrians around St Nicholas' Square, the Groat Market (left of Corn Exchange), Cloth Market (right side of Corn Exchange) and the Bigg Market (above the north end of the Corn Exchange). The Corn Exchange sat on the site later occupied by the Old Town Hall (now also demolished). Compare with Thomas Oliver's 1833 map to see the very different layout of streets on this site twenty years earlier. This out of copyright image is unrestricted Creative Commons - available for reuse by any person, in any way (including re-editing), in any context and without restrictions of any kind. The Corn Exchange was described by Thomas Oliver in 1851 as "a stone building, erected in 1839 by a company of shareholders from a design by Messrs. John and Benjamin Green, architects. This property now belongs the Corporation and is used for the sale of all sorts of grain. The interior length is 156 feet; the width at the north end is 45 feet 8 inches, and at the south end 82 feet nine inches. The doorway at the north end was intended for an entrance to a projected arcade. .
  • Owner

    Victoria Sage
  • Source

    Victoria Sage (Flickr)
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 9 years, 7 months ago
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