Westgate Road

Taking its name from its proximity to the West Gate of the old city, Westgate Road follows the line of Hadrian's Wall and during the Industrial Revolution became the place to live for Newcastle's rich merchants and gentry.
Today Westgate Hill, known as 'The Hill', is home to a thriving business community and is a Mecca for Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Description harvested from the excellent Westgate Hill website.

June 2018

March 2017

March 2016

May 2014

Looking up the hill

Tyne Theatre on the left

May 2012

Taken about two thirds up the hill

Taken near junction with Elswick Road

Taken near junction with Elswick Road

Taken near junction with Elswick Road

The corner of Clayton Street West

May 2010
A photo of the Balmoral pub, featuring in the photo above, now transformed into a hotel.

May 2009

Looking up the hill

September 2007

The site of the now demolished Westgate House

The Union Rooms

May 2007

The Journal Tyne Theatre

The junction with Blenheim Street

One of the smaller motorbike shops

Some of the many greasy spoon cafes on The Hill

Another couple of the smaller motorbike shops

The Elswick Road junction

November 2006

Westgate Road

Westgate Road Baptist Church

The old Balmoral pub currently undergoing some kind of renovation into what looks like flats

July 2006

The location of the surgoen Dr Gibbs mentioned in The Blaydon Races

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Anonymous said...

I work in the building which used to be Dr Gibb's house and surgery and I can tell you that it is a very creepy place to be if you are working late!

ILuvNUFC said...

It's certainly a lovely building. What is used for now? Is it offices?

Anonymous said...

Yes it is the offices of Samuel Phillips Law Firm.

A couple of years ago the firm redeveloped the basement where there is an original walk in safe and all the original stonework, there were also two large fireplaces big enough to stand in and behind one of them there was a collection of old bottles, all different shapes and sizes, I wish I had thought to take some photographs before it was all covered over with plaster!

ILuvNUFC said...

Rather like me that, thinking of something after the event. :)

Anonymous said...

The Balmoral Pub on Westgate Road has now gone through a major refit and has become a stylish small hotel and restaurant. Now Best Western Ryokan Hotel, a great inprovement to the area.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, I'll take a wonder up there some time soon.

Anonymous said...

My Grt Grandparents were the first live in caretakers of Westgate Hall which is the large building on the corner of the Elswick Rd junction photo. It was opened in September 1903. Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have pics of Oz Records Westgate Road circa 1972? Thanks.