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 courtesy of Eldon Square - Wikipedia.

2nd June 2024

Eldon Square War Memorial.

World War One memorial. Circa 1920. By Chas Hardman ARA. Granite, Portland stone and bronze. Granite step to stone pedestal; bronze equestrian St. George and dragon.

Bronze low reliefs on east and west of JUSTICE and PEACE; bronze wreath on north, and inscription MEMORY LINGERS HERE at top; dedication below eroded.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

21st July 2023

Screen on the Green.

NE1's open-air cinema Screen on the Green takes over Old Eldon Square each summer with film screenings and sporting action.

29th December 2023

Eldon Square, No. 1.

1st August 2022

Eldon Square, Nos. 1 to 4 and 6 and 7.

Houses, now offices and shops. 1825-31; by Thomas Oliver and John Dobson for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Basement, 3 storeys and some later attics; 33 bays in all, with slightly-projecting 5-bay end pavilions defined by giant pilasters.

Houses vary from 3 to 5 bays. 8-panelled doors and overlights (with glazing bars to No.4). Plain reveals to these and to sash windows, mostly with glazing bars; aprons to ground floor windows. First floor sill string in outer bays; second floor entablature and cornice; top plainer cornice. Later mansard roof with 5 dormers to No.6; 2 inserted pedimented dormers to No.1.Ashlar ridge chimneys. Right return in similar style has C20 shops inserted in ground floor, giant corner pilaster at right; glazing bars to sash windows on upper floors.

No. 2 Eldon Square houses a dental practice but is largely a facade disguising an air vent for the Metro tunnels below.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

3rd July 2022

Eldon Square, Nos. 1 to 4 and 6 and 7.

Eldon Square War Memorial.

15th November 2018

Eldon Square War memorial at Remembrance 2018

Eldon Square War memorial, Newcastle upon Tyne

Taken soon after the remembrance ceremony.

18th July 2018

Blackett Street.

The entrance to Eldon Square Shopping Centre.

Eldon Square, Nos. 1 to 4 and 6 and 7.

29th June 2018

City War Memorial.

18th January 2018

City War Memorial.

25th December 2013

City War Memorial.

23rd March 2013

City War Memorial.

12th July 2009

9th February 2009

Completed Redevelopment.

9th November 2008

Remembrance Day.

22nd June 2008

Ongoing Redevelopment.

24th February 2008

Ongoing Redevelopment.

2nd December 2007

Ongoing Redevelopment.

4th October 2007

Ongoing Redevelopment.

26th August 2007

City War Memorial.

6th September 2006

City War Memorial.

5th July 2006

Old Eldon Square.

18th May 2006

Eldon Square Shopping Centre Redevelopment.

26th January 2006

Eldon Square Shopping Centre Redevelopment.

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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!

Newcastle Photos 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 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 :)

Newcastle Photos 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/


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....