HER(6842): Newcastle, Pilgrim Street, Royal Arcade

  • Description

    "Royal Arcade, 1831-2 Collard after John Dobson. Fine Greek building - the arcade is a copy of Lowther Arcade in London. Cost £40,000. Built June 1831-May 1832. Grainger originally planned it as a corn exchange, but subsequently changed it to a commercial and shopping centre. Black and white chequered floor, eight large shops on each side with giant Corinthian pilaster between.....peripheral location away from the town centre and shops. This was Grainger's least successful commercial venture. It was in decline by 1860 when the Post Office moved out. The Savings Bank left in 1863. Bankruptcy Court left in 1872. It was considered for demolition in the 1880s. It was finally demolished in 1963-9 to make way for the Central Motorway and Swan House..."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/6842
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 2 months ago
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