Shieldfield


 

Shieldfield is a small area of Newcastle upon Tyne located just to the east of the City Centre, from which it is separated by the A167(M) Central Motorway. The Sandyford, Heaton, Byker and Manors areas of the city border Shieldfield to the North, East, South East and South.

The name of the district is considered to be a reference to a shelter in the forest clearing, derived from Anglo-Saxon sources.

During the English Civil War, King Charles I was permitted to play golf at Shieldfield whilst he was held prisoner at Newcastle by Parliamentarian forces.

The area was increasingly urbanised during the 19th Century and by 1881 contained many houses for the employees of nearby factories. The population at this time was 12,826, living in 2,253 units of accommodation (mostly flats). There were also 16 pubs and 19 'beer shops' which permitted patrons to drink on the premises. By the 1930s there were more than 90 shops in the area.

The district largely consists of a council estate, with a few streets of Victorian terraced houses. Circus Central - the home for circus in Newcastle is located within the buildings of Christ Church and Christ Church School. Circus Central provides trying for adults and children in a wide array of circus skills. They work closely with the primary school and the local community and have the best youth circus in the UK. The famous Five Ring Circus from whom the performance troupe 'The LaBonche Family' draws its members. The former Methodist Church for Shieldfield remains consecrated but is a gallery called The Holy Biscuit.

Over the last decade, developments have seen a number of Halls of Residence constructed to accommodate students from the nearby Northumbria University, and in 2007 Northumbria University opened its new state of the art 'City Campus East' on the site of the former Warner Brothers cinema.

Transport

Bus services are provided by Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive under the brand name Nexus and also by Stagecoach North East. Northern provides train service from the nearby Manors railway station with Manors Metro station about away. The A167(M) has a junction with the A193 near Shieldfield.

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059653:Shieldfield Green, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1930

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064246:Shieldfield Flats Shieldfield

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003807:King Charles House Shieldfield Green Shieldfield

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036883:Harrison Place Shieldfield

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022383:Portland Road Shieldfield

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071348:Walton's Butchers Shop Shield Street Shieldfield

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058399:Back Bryson Terrace, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne

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034720:Lime Street Shieldfield

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063260:Shieldfield Methodist Church Shieldfield Maybury Malcolm 1996

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022548:Shieldfield Inn Shieldfield City Engineers 1974

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008762: Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1960

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063291:Warner Brothers cinema Manors Shieldfield Maybury Malcolm 1996

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035265:Gibson Street/Bedford Place Shieldfield

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071374:Sunday School Teachers St. Jude's Church Shieldfield Unknown 1931

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041490b:Sister Maud East End Mission Clarence Street Shieldfield Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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027359:St. Jude's Church, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, c.1912

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025801:St. Jude's Church Shieldfield Unknown 1935.

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050379b:Methodist Pilgrims East End Mission Clarence Street Shieldfield Newcastle upon Tyne SIFA 23 April 1910

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066149:Metro Construction Manors Shieldfield

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030362:Queen's Arms, Simpson Terrace, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1966

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030361:The Prince of Wales Byron Street Shieldfield 1966

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030404:Ropers Arms Inn, Howard Street, Shieldfield, 1966

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Sanitary Place, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne

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063254:King Charles Tower Falconer Street Shieldfield

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040982:Christ Church Shieldfield Unknown 1863

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G Robson, Shieldfield, killed

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JD Walker, Shieldfield, died of wounds

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J Leveny, Shieldfield, reported missing

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034982:Stepney Bank Shieldfield

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035898:Yorkshire Street Shieldfield

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015687:Stoddart Street Shieldfield 1966

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016127:Shieldfield flats Shieldfield

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039291:Manors Car Park - Shieldfield

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021951:Argyle House, Argyle Street/Stepney Lane, Shieldfield Signey James 1972

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022602:Portland Road Shieldfield

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064246:Shieldfield Flats Shieldfield

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036652:Clarence Street/Barker Street Shieldfield

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036660:Albert Street Shieldfield

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041490a:Sister Edith Bell Rev. Fawthrop

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