Pilgrim Street

Pilgrim Street runs from the Tyne Bridge to Northumberland Street and was once part of the A1 Motorway before it was diverted away from the city centre. The lower part of the street was demolished during the construction of the Tyne Bridge in the 1920's and in the 1960's notorious local councillor T Dan Smith built Swan House, in my opinion, the worst of his many eyesores that blight the Newcastle skyline.

Pilgrim Street contains, amongst other notable buildings, Alderman Fenwick's House, Newcastle a Grade I listed early 18th century merchant’s house, the newly restored Tyneside Cinema the long abandoned Art Deco former Paramount Theatre later known as the Odeon Cinema.

Now it's probably Newcastle's most run down street although I believe plans are afoot to renovate the area.




Swan House

July 2006

Swan House


April 2007

Swan House


July 2008

Swan House


September 2008

Swan House





Alderman Fenwick's House

June 2008

Alderman Fenwick's House





Disused Odeon Cinema

February 2010






The now disused old fire station

June 2008

old fire station




Carliol House

June 2008

Carliol House

Carliol House




The now disused Bank of England

June 2010





Tyneside Cinema

May 2012





The rest of Pilgrim Street

June 2008

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May 2012




























March 2016






More information:
The Pilgrim Street masterplan
East Pilgrim Street - Regeneration Opportunity Area
Three Thirties at Pilgrim St. Lots of information and a few more photos of Pilgrim Street.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

the GMBU building which is one of the nicer of Pilgrim Street's buildings is not pictured. Many of the treasured buildings of other cities have cathodic protection to prevent the corrosion of the steel frames causing deterioration of the often listed facades, the GMBU building is to my knowledge the only of Newcastle's many at risk buildings with this in place already.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks. I'm not sure where the building is that you mean. I'll add a photo if I find out.

neworder said...

what ever happened to the royal archade?

ILuvNUFC said...

Info here
Royal Arcade, Royal Arcade and here Royal Arcade.

Kris Me said...

Hi is there anyway I can out the original street plan and door numbers of Pilgrim street from 1881 ?
I know my ancestors lived at 72 Pilgrim Street on the 18181 census.
Many Thanks

Kris Me said...

His is there any way I can find out where number 72 Pilgrim Street stood in 1881?
I found my ancestors living there on the 1881 census.