Pottery Lane from Redheugh Bridge

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    "The former [[2714855]] is on the left. Many of the rails have now been taken up and lie in piles to be used for scrap. The ground surface here is actually a floor supported by an arched roof below which can be seen from ground level [[2714791]] The ground on the right (south of Pottery Lane, west of the viaduct leading to King Edward Bridge) has had various uses. The 1855 plan shows a 'wrestling ground'. The 'Newcastle upon Tyne Wrestling and Great Northern Games' was held annually at the site until 1876 when the North East Railway Company acquired the land. Tyne and Wear HER(4894): Newcastle, Wrestling Ground http://www.twsitelines.info Further east there was a glass-works and also an engine-works. In the late 1800s, two rows of terraced houses for railway workers were built parallel to the bridge viaduct known as Dale Street, and, on the site of the wrestling ground, a large array of horse stables used by the railway goods yard which later became garages. Tyne and Wear HER(4893): Newcastle, Forth Bank Stables http://www.twsitelines.info" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2011.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2714894
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 455 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-11-28
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