Battlefield

Battlefield, named after it's fame in the 19th century as a venue for dog fights, is in the east end of the city at the west end of Byker Bridge.
Thanks to Monkchester.co.uk for the explanation of the reason behind the name.



16th June 2022



Melbourne Street





17th February 2022



Melbourne Street



Melbourne Street - Castle Gate
A municipal power station and administrative building, designed by Benjamin Simpson and constructed between 1901 and 1904 for Newcastle Corporation built to supply electricity for trams and lighting. The stained glass windows depicting tramcars and the building's imposing entrance are particular features. The generator hall and offices are built externally in red brick wirh cut and moulded sandstone details. The south wall is lit by 14 tall arched windows, and the north by 16 similar but shorter windows. The east end has been extended, possibly in the 1930s, and is lit by 6 oblong, metal-frmaed windows. The interior of the generator hall is lined with turquoise and white glazed bricks. A well-preserved World War 2 air-raid shelter of brick with steel blast doors and internal hatches survives in the basement. Sitelines



Garth Heads - Student Acommodation.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Improved Industrial Dwellings Company was set up by James Hall of Hall Brothers Steamship Company, Tynemouth.
A model dwelling company, it built 108 flats for industrial workers at Garth Heads between 1869 and 1878.
The company was wound up in 1968 and the buildings are currently used for student accommodation.



Blagdon Close.





10th November 2021



Buxton Street.



Melbourne Street.



Melbourne Street - Castle Gate





1st November 2021



Junction of Howard Street and Crawhall Road.





April 2021



Breamish Street.



Tarset Street.



Tarset Street.
Heroes On the Home Front sign.



Buxton Street.



Garth Heads - Student Acommodation.



Howard Street.



Howard Street Flats.



Melbourne Street - The BT Hadrian Building.



SallyPort Tower - part of the Town Walls



St Ann's Close.





7th October 2014



Sallyport Tower, Newcastle upon Tyne. October 2014
Sallyport Tower.



Garth Heads Student Acommodation, Newcastle upon Tyne. October 2014

Garth Heads Student Acommodation, Newcastle upon Tyne. October 2014
Garth Heads - Student Acommodation.





20th April 2010



Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Melbourne Street - CastleGate
A Grade II listed building originally named Manors Power Station.
It opened in 1903 to power the tram network in Newcastle and Gateshead.



Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Melbourne Street - Quay Point Studios.
The ongoing construction of student accommodation.



Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Melbourne Street - Anolha House.



Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Howard Street.



Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Melbourne Street - City House.




Garth Heads Student Acommodation, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010

Garth Heads Student Acommodation, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Garth Heads - Student Acommodation.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Improved Industrial Dwellings Company was set up by James Hall of Hall Brothers Steamship Company, Tynemouth.
A model dwelling company, it built 108 flats for industrial workers at Garth Heads between 1869 and 1878.
The company was wound up in 1968 and the buildings are currently used for student accommodation.



Blagdon Close, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Blagdon Close.



Gibson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. April 2010
Gibson Street.





24th May 2007



Crawhall Road, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne 2007
Crawhall Road.



St Ann's estate, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2007
Tarset Street.



St Ann's estate, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2007

St Ann's estate, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2007

St Ann's estate, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2007

St Ann's estate, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2007

St Ann's estate, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2007
St Ann's Estate.





29th March 2006



Tower Street.





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3 comments:

Mike Scott said...

We had the haulage yard in Breamish St, it was St Anne's Yard, I believe flats were built on the site and wondered if the arch was saved as I believe it was a listed building

Alan Duncan said...

The arch was preserved and is now the entrance to Lime Square

Anonymous said...

I lived in Grenville terrace . I never believed in poltergeist but my experience there shock me to the core. It would lift my baby boy out of his crib and lock him in-between the windows. Things chucked at us. and my son at 6 months old would be able to pull bars clean out of stair gates. The food would be emptied every morning all over the floors. I hated it and would never wish to go back. My son is now 22 and I can only talk about it now he's at university. Worst 2 years of our lives. That's only the tip of the iceberg of what happened.