Keelman's Hospital from Cox Chare

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    "Cox Chare is now a road which runs from Pandon to the Quayside, to the east of the Law Courts...Chares is a Geordie word used for the narrow alley-ways in Newcastle. There used to be about 20 chares which led back from the Quayside in the medieval town (Dark Chare, Grindon Chare, Blue Anchor Chare, Peppercorn Chare, Palester Chare, Colvin's Chare, Hornsby Chare, Plumber Chare, Fenwick's Chare, Dark Chare, Broad Garth, Peacock Chare, Trinity Chare, Rewcastle Chare, Broad Chare, Spicer Lane, Burn Bank, Byker Chare, Cock's Chare and Love Lane). The name was also applied to narrow lanes in different parts of the city and other parts of Northumberland LinkExternal link On the Quayside, they are thought to have arisen from wooden piers built out into the river, between which rubbish was dumped and houses built on the reclaimed land. The buildings alongside the chares were crowded and unpleasant. Many were destroyed in the great fire of 1854 NZ2563 : Hillgate explosion, vividly illustrated in 'View from the High Level Bridge' by M. & M. W. Lambert (1854) LinkExternal link Broad Chare was so called as it was wide enough for a cart, the others were much narrower". Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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