Haymarket

Haymarket is an area in the north of the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The area functions as a public transport hub with Eldon Square bus station, Haymarket bus station and Haymarket Metro station located next to each other.

Although mainly a commercial area, Haymarket features the facades of Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Newcastle Civic Centre. It is also the location of the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, a prominent city centre landmark. The grounds also include various war memorials including The Response, 1914 by Goscombe John, described by Alan Borg, a former Director General of the Imperial War Museum as "one of the finest sculptural ensembles on any British monument."

The main pedestrianised shopping street in the city, Northumberland Street, meets Haymarket at its northern end.


Description courtesy of Wikipedia.



7th December 2022



Church of St Thomas the Martyr.





19th June 2022



Former Grand Hotel, Barras Bridge.
1-24 Barras Bridge is the former Grand Hotel. The name ‘Grand Hotel’ is carved in to stone at the top of the building between two ball-finial capped gables. The front of the four storey building is made of stone, the back is of brick. The shop fronts on the ground floor are separated by pillars which are carved at the top. The first floor windows are topped with ornate carving and the second floor windows have small triangular pediments, except in the bays beneath the gables, where the pediments are more elaborate. The fa├žade is capped by a stone balustrade. In 1958 it was bought by Newcastle University for use as student accommodation. Source: Co-Curate.





6th April 2022



Burma War Memorial.
This memorial stands in the grounds of the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, by St Mary's Place in Newcastle. The bronze sculpture is by Nicholas Whitmore, commissioned by the Tyneside and District Burma Star Association. The memorial was erected in 1991 to commemorate those from the North East who gave their lives in the Burma Campaigns 1941 - 1945 in the Second World War. Source: Co-Curate.



Former Grand Hotel, Barras Bridge.



South African War Memorial.
War memorial. Dated and signed T. EYRE MACKLIN INVT ET SCULPT 1907; inscribed - Montacutelli brothers, founders, London, on relief. Sandstone ashlar with bronze sculpture. Wide octagonal steps to base with bronze shield, pictorial low relief panel and garlands; large figure at east bearing unfurled flag and clasping tall octagonal tapered column with inscription commemorating those of the Northumbrian regiments who died in the South African War 1899-1902. Heroic sized winged Victory on top. The figure of Victory was removed from the monument in 1975 before the Metro tunnels were driven and reinstated three years later with an entirely new cast bronze body and glassfibre wings. Listed Grade 2. Source: Sitelines.



Church of St Thomas the Martyr.
Extra-parochial peculiar church. 1825-30 by John Dobson. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Aisled nave clasping west tower; shallow chancel with north and south porches. Modified Early English style. Wrought iron gates to west porch in tower with cross-ribbed vault and high arches to aisles and nave. 4-stage tower has high moulded west arch, with triple nook shafts flanked by blind lancets under pierced sloping parapets. Double flying buttresses to second stage with blind arcade; clock in low third stage. Tall, empty 2-light belfry openings. Pierced parapet with corner spirelets in octagonal buttresses, and centre-side pinnacles. Lancet windows, paired in 5-bay nave and triple with shafts in east front; tall pinnacles on buttreses, angle at corners. INTERIOR has plaster above wainscotting; ribbed cross vaults to nave and aisles on slender quatrefoil piers. Galleries on 3 sides, the west containing 1837, organ inserted in 1960. East glass 1881; other C19 glass in north aisle. White marble memorial to Robert Wasney died 1836 by C. Tate - woman standing ' beside altar. Battle honours of 1899-1902 in South Africa War and 1914-1918 in Great War, of 6th Northumberland Fusiliers, framed at east end of north aisle. Historical note: built by the Trustees of the St. Mary Magdalene and Holy Jesus Hospitals to replace the mediaeval chapel at the end of Tyne Bridge. Listed Grade 2. Source: Sitelines.



New Landscaping.





9th June 2019



South African War Memorial.





18th January 2018



Church of St Thomas the Martyr.





9th November 2014



Church of St Thomas the Martyr.





25th December 2013



Haymarket Bus Station.



Church of St Thomas the Martyr.





23rd February 2013



Church of St Thomas the Martyr.



South Africa War Memorial.



Haymarket Metro Station.





7th November 2010



South African War Memorial.





10th November 2009



South African War Memorial.





10th June 2008



The Response War Memorial.



Redevelopment of Haymarket Metro Station.





16th February 2008



Church of St Thomas the Martyr.





29th March 2006



Haymarket Bus Station.





26th January 2006



Standing Shoulder To Shoulder Sculpture (Lego Men).



Royal Tank Regiment War Memorial.
War memorial circa 1920. By J. Reid. Portland stone with granite steps; bronze statue and bands; enamel plaque. Curved steps to terrace in front of low curved seats, whose backs have inscribed bands and end in low square piers. Central pedestal, with enamel of St. George and the dragon, bearing standing life-size figure of the same theme. Bronze statue of St. George and the dragon mounted on rectangular pedestal with separate castings of angels at the four corners of the cap to the pedestal. Listed Grade 2. Source: Sitelines.



Haymarket Bus Station.





21st January 2006



South African War Memorial.





11th December 2005




Church of St Thomas the Martyr.





21st August 2005





Church of St Thomas the Martyr.




South African War Memorial.




Haymarket Bus Station.





23rd July 2005



Response War Memorial.





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