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.

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 district largely consists of a council estate, with a few streets of Victorian terraced houses.

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.


Description courtesy of Shieldfield - Wikipedia.



10th July 2022



Napier Street.





28th June 2022



True Jesus Church, Boyd Street.



Portland Road.



Stoddart Street.
Site of a planned Lidl store.





17th March 2022



St Jude's Church, Stoddart Street.
Shown on 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map. Now an architect's office. Parish church, now workshop. 1891 by A. B. Plummer. Dark red brick with red sandstone ashlar dressings and plinth; graduated Lakeland slate roof. Aisled nave and chancel; east apse; south-east chapel with apse. Romanesque style. Triple-moulded surround to round-headed boarded double door with scrolled hinges in shallow projection in north aisle with gablets flanking overlapping stone coping. Stone surrounds to round-headed windows, under roll-moulded brick arches with projecting stone sills, in panels formed by plinth, pilasters and Lombard frieze of moulded brick. Clerestory lunettes have varied glazing patterns. Apse has 5 high panels under 5 smaller panels, the 3 central main panels containing small round-headed windows with block-stopped drip moulds; upper panels have basket brickwork; top Lombard frieze to each panel and top dentilled cornice. South-east chapel has similar windows. Blocked north door. Blank west front. Steeply-pitched roof, curved over apse. Gabled wood bellcote in clerestory above south door. Interior: brick with white stone ashlar dressings; tongue-and-groove boarded dado; panelled ceiling. Stone sill band and frieze; flat pilaster bay divisions with brick entablature of quasi triglyphs and dentils continuous across apses at both ends. Dentilled top cornice. 5-bay round arcades with modified Corinthian capitals. Apse has top lunettes with basket brickwork. War memorial to dead of parish in first World War in west apse: marble slab on black mount. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Boyd Street.



True Jesus Church, Boyd Street.



Shieldfield Centre, Stoddart Street.



Stoddart Street.





10th November 2021



Harrogate House, Gosforth Street.
This 1897 beer house survived for over a century as a popular local public house, now shops. The Harrogate House pub was bought by William Beading in 1925 for £4,000. In 1930 it was extended and sold to Robert Deuchar five years later for £10,000. The pub became fully licensed in 1950 and is now in the ownership of Newcastle Breweries. The attractive pillared ground floor front, which was restructured in 1948, is well designed. The upper floors of this three storey mostly brick pub possesses attractive stone window surrounds. Source: Sitelines.



Martin Luther Kirche, Clarence Street.





13th October 2021



Falconar Street.





8th August 2021



Portland Green Student Village.





1st May 2021



Student accommodation at the southern end of Byron Street
Byron Street.



A convenience store on the corner of Chester Street and Sandyford Road
Chester Street/Sandyford Road.



A house on the corner of Chester Street and Gladstone Terrace
Chester Street.



Looking across Shieldfield Green towards Christ Church
Christ Church.
Parish church. 1859-61 by A.B. Higham. Squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs. SW tower; aisled nave, with first north bay containing canted porch; chancel with north vestry and south chapel. Decorated style. Shallow west porch has 3 gables over tall 2-centred-arched door and flanking triple niches. Similar double door in NW porch has crocketed gables and single niches; head-stopped drip moulds above moulded arches on shafts with flower capitals. 5-light west window. Projecting tower has 3 and 2-light windows and large belfry openings. Angle buttresses with gargoyles crocketed gables. Stone broach spire. 2-light aisle windows have head-stopped drip moulds; 4-light east window. Cross finials to 3 steeply-pitched roofs. Interior: painted plaster and painted ashlar; arch-braced roof with high collar and queen posts. Quatrefoil piers with crocket capitals to moulded 2-centred arches of nave and 2-bay chancel arcades; flower or head-stopped drip moulds. Tall chamfered tower arch contains door and boarded screen. 3 steps to chancel, one to sanctuary and one to altar; medieval-style floor tiles. Gothic-panelled wood reredos. Late C19 brass plaque on north chancel wall to William Boyd, banker. Re-constructed medieval octagonal font. Hall breaks forward on ritual south, completing stepped frontage to green: one storey, porch and 3-sided end to street. Moulded surround to 2-centred-arched door set back at left; 3 windows of 2 pairs of Gothic lights under continuous drip mould; hipped roof. Curious papier-mache figure of Christ the King suspended over the chancel, early C20. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Harrison Place with Shield Street tower blocks behind
Harrison Place.



Bright orange e-scooters on Stoddart Street
Stoddart Street.



A spruced up Queens Arms
Queens Arms, Simpson Terrace.



Shieldfield's tower blocks on Shield Street
Shield Street.



Shieldfield Green.



Trees outside Wreatham Place shops
A childrens play area outside the shops
The old Harrogate House and a children's play area
Wreatham Place Shops.





30th August 2020



Chester crescent on Portland Road
Chester Crescent, Portland Road.



Taken from Portland Terrace looking south across Sandyford Road with Benton House visible on the left
Opposite Chester Crescent.
Looking north towards Portland Terrace, Jesmond
Portland Road.



A former church now an architects office
St Jude's Church, Stoddart Street.



Formerly the old British Paints Works now converted to student accomodation
iQ Student Accommodation, Stephenson Halls, Stoddart Street.
Stephenson Halls in Shieldfield is an impressive brick building is designed in an art deco style, and has concrete bands around its fa├žade situated above and below the windows on each floor. The number of storeys varies between three and six, most being of the latter, and in some parts the upper floors are stepped back. The halls, which surround a ‘U’ shaped central courtyard, were refurbished in 1993 by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and currently house 330 student accommodation rooms. Formerly the old British Paints Works.



1870 built Victorian Warehouse once known as The Tyne Biscuit Factory & Newcastle upon Tyne Biscuit Manufacturers
Biscuit Factory Art Gallery, Stoddart Street.
This former biscuit factory in Shieldfield recently underwent a sensitive restoration and conversion into a popular art gallery and restaurant. This new status has brought attention to the industrial past of the Shieldfield area, which had many factories in the nineteenth century. The three storey building is stone and brick. The heavily rusticated ground floor has six arched windows in sandstone surrounds, the windows of the upper floors are separated by brick pilasters. On the Stoddart Street frontage the central pilasters rise to support a pediment above a large single plate window. Source: Sitelines.



A glimpse of some of the recently built student accomodation in Shieldfield
Bridge over the East Coast Main Line and The Tanners Arms pub in the distance
The Byker Wall reflected in a window of the newly built student accommodation
Stoddart Street.





9th June 2019



Community services on Stoddart Street, Shieldfield
Stoddart Street.





6th May 2014



Union Square construction, Stoddart Street.



Portland Green construction, Stoddart Street.





14th April 2014



Turner Court Student Accommodation, Stoddart Street.



Portland Green construction, Stoddart Street.





10th January 2014



Union Square construction, Stoddart Street.





15th October 2013



Union Square construction, Stoddart Street.





27th September 2013



Union Square construction, Stoddart Street.





6th September 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





9th July 2012



Barker House construction, Shield Street.





5th July 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





25th June 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





13th June 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





3rd June 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





27th May 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





30th April 2012



Barker House construction, Shield Street.



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





5th March 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





27th February 2012



Turner Court construction, Stoddart Street.





24th July 2011



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





16th June 2011



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





17th May 2011



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





4th May 2011



Shield Street.
Demolition of what I think was sheltered accommodation for the elderly.





1st April 2011



Shield Street.





13th March 2011



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





4th March 2011



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





9th February 2011



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





20th January 2011



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





17th December 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





16th November 2010



Queens Arms, Simpson Terrace.



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





20th October 2010



Barker Street.
The now closed Globe pub undergoing conversion to student accommodation.



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





8th September 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





25th August 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





23rd July 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





24th June 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





17th June 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





28th May 2010



Barker Street.
The now closed Globe pub.



Shieldfield Social Club.



Napier Street.



Camden Street.





20th May 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





20th April 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





22nd March 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





14th February 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





21st January 2010



Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





17th December 2009


Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





10th December 2009


Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





3rd November 2009


Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





September 200916th


Winn Studios construction, Stoddart Street.





10th March 2009



the old British Paints Works now converted to student accomodation
iQ Student Accommodation, Stoddart Street.





3rd February 2009



Falconar Street.





8th January 2009


Clarence House flats near to the local shops
Clarence House.



Stoddart Street.
Demolition of factories to make way for Winn Studios a new student accommodation block.





24th September 2008



Former sheltered accomodation Shield Street, Shieldfield soon to be replaced by student housing
Shield Street.



Harrogate House pub destined to be redeveloped into student housing
Harrogate House Public House.



The now closed Globe pub in Barker Street being redeveloped into student flats
Barker Street.
The now closed Globe pub.





22nd July 2008



The tower blocks on Shield Street looming large behind Falconar Street, Shieldfield
Falconar Street.





9th July 2008



Council housing on Napier Street, Shieldfield with Byron Street & Falconar Street in the foreground
Shield Street.





9th July 2007



A childrens playground, The Harrogate House pub and Shieldfield House behind
Wreatham Place Shops.





29th May 2006



Looking over Shieldfield Green towards the flats on Shields Street, Shieldfield
Shieldfield Green.




Christ Church, Simpson Terrace.





25th May 2006



Biscuit Factory Art Gallery, Stoddart Street.





10th February 2006



Locals going outside the Harrogate House pub for a cigarette
Harrogate House Public House.



Queens Arms, Simpson Terrace.



A close up of The Globe pub in Barker Street, Shieldfield

The Globe pub in Barker Street, Shieldfield not too long before closure
The Globe Public House, Barker Street.



3 Tower blocks on Shield Street, Shieldfield. Left to Right King Charles Tower, Pandon Court & Lort House
Shield Street Tower Blocks.



Shieldfield Social Club on the corner of Barker Street and Shield Street
The Shieldfield Social Club, Shield Street.





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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

the globe will b or is now student residence as is the other pub across the road, cant remember its name, had a fire.

benwellbill said...

the shieldfield inn oppersite thee
club caught fire mysteriously

Fuzz said...

I'm looking for a photo of the Sheildfield Inn for my uncle who actually lived in the pub as a child

Newcastle Photos said...

Sorry, can't help you there mate.
I have only photos of all the rest of the pubs for some reason. Maybe it was knocked down before I started photographing the place.

Maybe a reader may be able to help you out.

Unknown said...

photos of Shielfield inn can be found here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcastlelibraries/sets/72157623356390074/

Newcastle Photos said...

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Fuzz. I remember hanging around with a lad who lived there. About 76ish.
When was your Uncle there and what was his name? Cant remember this lads name but him myself (Peter) and Rob (aka Geordie)used to be a little crowd.

Anonymous said...

hi anon I think I am that Geordie you are on about I remember peter and a few others gary , dave , joe etc

Unknown said...

hi fuzz I think maybe the lad who lived in the sheildfield pub was billy I know his full name but don't want to put it on here maybe this guy is your uncle ?