Tyne and Wear HER(11871): North Shields, Northumberland Square Conservation Area

  • Description

    "Designated in 1975. The Conservation Area is part of North Shields, immediately east of the modern town centre. It is a mixed commercial and residential quarter, including around 55 businesses and 170 dwellings. The CA boundary is based on the best surviving elements of the Georgian 'new town'. John Rook's map of 1789 is instructive in that it is drawn half-way through the new town's development. The Earl of Carlisle owned much of the land. He sold his plots to John Wright in 1796, who planned an ambitious townscape that included a grand processional way (which would be named Howard Street, after the Earl's family name) terminating in an elegant Georgian square (Northumberland Square). The rest of the development around the square was governed by other land owners......"
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  • Further information

    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/11871
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years ago
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