Tucked away in the bottom end of Waterloo Street lies this memorial to Richard and Rachael Grainger.
Richard Grainger (1797–1861) was a builder in Newcastle upon Tyne. He worked together with the architects John Dobson and Thomas Oliver, and with the town clerk, John Clayton, to redevelop the centre of Newcastle in the 19th century. Grainger Street and the Grainger Market are named after him; sometimes the whole area of Newcastle developed in the Neoclassical style around Grey Street and Grainger Street is referred to as Grainger Town.
Text borrowed from Richard Grainger - Wikipedia which has a lot more information on his life.
See also my photos of The Grainger Market, Grainger Street, Grey Street and his gravestone is viewable at St James' Church, Benwell.