Photos of Newcastle

Richard Grainger Memorial

Tucked away in the bottom end of Waterloo Street lies this memorial to Richard and Rachael Grainger.

Richard Grainger (1797–1861) was a builder in Newcastle upon Tyne. He worked together with the architects John Dobson and Thomas Oliver, and with the town clerk, John Clayton, to redevelop the centre of Newcastle in the 19th century. Grainger Street and the Grainger Market are named after him; sometimes the whole area of Newcastle developed in the Neoclassical style around Grey Street and Grainger Street is referred to as Grainger Town.

Text borrowed from Richard Grainger - Wikipedia which has a lot more information on his life.

See also my photos of The Grainger Market, Grainger Street, Grey Street and his gravestone is viewable at St James' Church, Benwell.






3 comments:

Yvonne Young said...

Richard Grainger`s burial plot has been tidied up and painted in St James Church yard, Benwell Lane. It looks alot better than when it was covered in rust!. Why did they let it get so bad?

Archive for Change have been filming in the area. This is my piece for the project.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/wkqn4L9qg1Q

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks for the heads up. I would pop up there and gets some more pics but the churchyard is always locked whenever I pass the area.

Great video, thanks.

Is there still regular meetings in the library up there?

ILuvNUFC said...

Our original comments disappeared when Blogger was having a few problems last week but I've restored yours and here is mine

Thanks for the heads up. I would pop up there and gets some more pics but the churchyard is always locked whenever I pass the area.

Great video, thanks.

Is there still regular meetings in the library up there?