Photos of Newcastle

Leazes Terrace

Leazes Terrace is a Grade I listed building, built c1830 by Richard Grainger and designed by architect Thomas Oliver, and is one of the best examples of terraced residences in the country. The majority being in the ownership of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and used as Halls of Residence. However, several properties on the north east side remain in private ownership.

It overlooks Leazes Park and is in the mighty shadow of St James' Park the home of Newcastle United Football Club. The buildings themselves are the reason why St James Park has a lop-sided look to it as development of the east side of the ground was restricted due to the effect it would have had on these beautiful houses.


April 2007

Leazes Terrace

Leazes Terrace

Leazes Terrace

Leazes Terrace


February 2006

Leazes Terrace

Leazes Terrace

Leazes Terrace


November 2010



March 2012


















August 2017



4 comments:

ukzarahemla said...

I lived in Leazes terrace in 1952 as a 4 year old I used to sit on the wall outside my house and the football fans used to pass to go into the ground they used to give me sweets and pennies...now it is not safe to sit there alone as a child which is sad.

ILuvNUFC said...

Lucky you, it looks a lovely place to live even now and if you got out onto the roof you could watch the match for free! That's before the East stand was built in the 70's anyway.

I was'nt aware that it's not safe around there. I thought it would be quite quiet seeing as how most of it is occupied by students.

Richard Varey said...

I was living there as a student in 1976-77 - loved it and so close to the city centre nightlife

Christopher Bache said...

I lived on the 1st floor of No 2 Leazes Terrace from being born in October 1940 until 1950. My memories are happy ones of playing in a street free from traffic (apart from the coalman's horse and cart) and the adjoining Leazes Park. Each house had a lovely garden and Saturdays were wonderful as the street came alive with football supporters and street vendors. From the attic of the building I could easily watch the game with my Dad and on other days I went into the ground and collected autographs from Jackie Milburn, Frank Brennan, Bobby Mitchell, Bob Stokoe, Ronnie Simpson, Joe Harvey, Ernie Taylor and dozens more. Most of them I collected many times over. Walking into the town centre was easy and I remember a hospital for babies was on the South side of the square. The coal man kept his horse in a stable at the rear back entrance to the Terace. My best friends Mike and Peter lived at numbers 7 and 22. I miss them even now. Happy days!!!!