Eldon Square

Old Eldon Square is a public square on Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. As well as green space the square is the site of a war memorial and location for the city's Remembrance Day commemoration.

Eldon Square was built as part of the 1825-40 reconstruction of Newcastle city centre.

In 1824 John Dobson was commissioned by Richard Grainger to produce designs for Eldon Square. The design was for three terraces facing a central square, each terrace being of two and a half storeys. The east and west terraces consisted of 27 bays of windows, whilst the north terrace had 39 bays. The first floors had continuous cast-iron balconies with Grecian honeysuckle decoration. Beyond this and the giant Doric pilasters at the end of each terrace there was no other decoration. The terraces were faced with finely-cut ashlar.

In the 1960s the west and north terraces around the square were demolished to be replaced by part of Eldon Square Shopping Centre which now dominates Old Eldon Square.

Some renovation was completed in 2008 and the square now features new landscaping and ground level access to the shopping centre.

Description harvested from Eldon Square - Wikipedia



Eldon Square before the renovation


Eldon Square before the renovation

Eldon Square before the renovation

Eldon Square before the renovation

Eldon Square before the renovation

Eldon Square before the renovation



October 2007 : The work starts


Eldon Square during the renovation

Eldon Square during the renovation

Eldon Square during the renovation

Eldon Square during the renovation

Eldon Square during the renovation

Eldon Square during the renovation



February 2009: Works completed


Eldon Square

Eldon Square

Eldon Square

Eldon Square


A few panoramic photos of the newly developed Eldon Square. Click for biggery then click "view full size" under the picture to see them in the real size.







See also:
Eldon Square Shopping Centre Redevelopment photos

6 comments:

stevo said...

Its a big improvement , but lets hope they continue and sort out the other side of Blackett Street .

Rich said...

How did you get the aerial shots of eldon walk?? I need to photograph this development but don't no how you get up there!

ILuvNUFC said...

There is a car park on the roof.

You can get up the stairs from inside Eldon Square or you can climb the circular car park on Percy Street then walk over the bridge at the top.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I just spent time back home and really enjoyed spending time in Eldon Square. took a pic of the memorial and wanted to use one of your pics (panoramic view) on my blog. Is that okay? and if so, how do I credit the photo. I would link back to here of course :)

ILuvNUFC said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Feel free to use ani mage and credit it with the foloowing
© newcastlephotos.blogspot.com/
and link the text to my home page http://newcastlephotos.blogspot.com/

Thanks.

Tony A said...

my grandfather fought in WW1 and was part of a Tyneside Irish regiment. He wrote about going to Eldon Square for re unions with his men after the war....