Grainger Town Handbook

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    "...What makes Grainger Town exceptional is the series of classical streets developed in a period of frenetic construction between 1835 and 1842 which are overlaid on the pattern of the medieval settlement that was there before. Newcastle was unusual in that up until 1830 there was a large property – Anderson Place – with extensive grounds within the city walls. This became available on the death of Major Anderson in 1831, creating a unique development opportunity. A number of schemes were drawn up but only Richard Grainger had the capacity to take the project on. As one commentator remarked: ‘While others think, Mr Grainger acts’..."
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    Grainger Town Project
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.