Quayside 2014 to 2017

10th October 2017

Malmo Quay.

The Pitcher and Piano.

26th September 2017

Quayside, No. 9, Exchange Buildings.

Office block, incorporating No. 9-15 Lombard Street, No. 16 Queen Street and Nos. 6-10 King Street. Circa 1861 - 2 by Parnell. Rectangular block with large central light well. Basement and 4 storeys, with 5-storey central section; 3:5:3 bays x 3:10:3. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof.

Shallow central porch contains steps up to panelled double door and overlight recessed in surround of panelled pilasters and keyed arch flanked by pilasters; high plinth supports paired Tuscan columns and entablature. Above this, a tripartite window has coped balcony with Ionic columns to centre entablature breaking forward under segmental pediment; second-floor tripartite window with segmental heads and central key under pediment; shallow balcony.

Rusticated ground floor has round-headed windows, those in second bays from ends flanked by tall narrow windows in pilasters with paired brackets to first floor balustraded balcony. Ionic first- floor window surrounds under segmental pediments; floor above has similar treatment to that of centre bay.

All windows sashes, with architraves to those not in classical surrounds; those on first floor have balustraded aprons and flanking pilasters; those on second floor have segmental heads with keyed cornices; third-floor windows have round heads in the centre section, square in the outer bays, under prominent modillioned cornices on long brackets. Centre section has top cornice above plainer windows. Attics have architraves to windows except the central which is Venetian, all under alternate pediments, with intermediate balustraded parapet. Mace finials.

Historical note: the site was made available by a disastrous fire.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

The Quayside.

Gateshead Quayside.

Taken on the empty land between the Swing and Tyne Bridges.

20th September 2017

Quayside Seaside.

The Port of Tyne's 'Clearwater'.

Clearwater removes around 400 tonnes of debris from the river between Blaydon and the piers each year.

Quayside Marina.

22nd July 2017

18th July 2017

17th April 2017

Quayside, No. 9, Exchange Buildings.

King Street, No. 25.

Offices, now restaurant. Circa 1890. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. 4 storeys and attic, 8 bays; Jacobethan style.

Leaded casements in stone mullioned-and-transomed cross windows. Paired pilasters flanking 2 bays at each end, those on ground floor Tuscan order with paterae; Ionic Order above; Corinthian on third floor, all with full-width entablatures with pulvinated friezes; egg-and-dart-moulding to ground-floor cornice, dentils to first and modillions to second.

2 dormers have similar windows in keyed arched recesses flanked by consoles and under segmental pediments. Parapet with pilasters; 2 segmetal-headed dormers. One-bay right return to Quayside has similar dormer with consoles giving shaped gable effect.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

Quayside, Nos. 15 to 23, Mercantile Buildings.

Offices. 1883 by J. C. Parsons for Thomas Harper. Sandstone ashlar; roof of Welsh slate. 3 storeys and attics, 7 bays.

3 internal steps up to central double door in architrave; right end entrance to yard behind has round arch with voussoirs and keystone. Architraves to all windows, sashes paired except in end and centre bays. Deep cyma moulding to plinth between pilasters to ground floor sill band.

Upper floors have sill strings. Each floor has entablature, with frieze pulvinated above windows, door and yard arch. Wreath carving on frieze above paired windows, which have pediments to each pair, segmental on first floor, (except top floor which has dentilled cornice breaking forward over windows, and small segmental pediments). High panelled and coped roof parapet with end urn finials; 2 paired dormers in entablature under carved pediments with cartouches.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

Quayside, Nos. 25 and 27, Broad Garth House.

Shop and offices, now offices. 1869 by John Wardle for W.C. Brown. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. 4 storeys and attics, 4 windows.

Office entrance at right has renewed double door and fanlight in quadrant-moulded arched surround with keystone and alternately - rusticated voussoirs. Former shop has renewed glazing and blocked door with window inserted. Chamfered pilasters support ground-floor cornice.

Sash windows on upper floors, with lintel band, chamfered above windows, to rusticated first floor, and 8 carved tympana above. Second floor has recessed abacus and coved recessed strips flanking windows and between bays, with Italian Gothic carving to 8 panels above. Prominent second-floor cornice. Plain reveals to third-floor sashes; end pilasters with mask brackets. Mace-head finials to top cornice and to central dormer with Diocletian window. Steeply-pitched hipped roof.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

Quayside, No. 31, Three Indian Kings House.

1987 by Napper Collerton Partnership. Stone-clad with three full-height oriel windows. Source: Sitelines.

Quayside, No. 39, Customs House.

Customs House. 1766; refronted 1833 by Sidney Smirke. Sandstone ashlar with plinth; brick left return and rear; rendered right return. Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings; brick chimneys. 3 storeys, 5 windows.

2 steps to central double 2-panelled doors and 2-pane overlight in Tuscan porch with blocking course and royal arms of period 1801-37.

Rusticated ground floor has 4 keyed arches, that at left on yard entry, others containing round-headed sashes with projecting stone sills in recessed panels. Sill panels to first floor sashes in pedimented Tuscan cases on first floor band; smaller second-floor sashes in architraves with projecting stone sills. Glazing bars of late C19 type. First floor band;fluted frieze and dentilled gutter cornice; coped parapet with pilasters. O.S. bench mark on doorcase.

Grade 3 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

Quayside, Nos. 55-57, Live Works.

Tech company ZeroLight occupy this part of the modern addition to the Quayside.

Quayside, No. 63.

House with shop now public house. Late C18/early C19 with c.1983 public house front. English garden wall bond brick with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. 4 storeys, 4 bays. Yard entrance at left. Wedge lintels and sill bands to sash windows, glazing bars to second and third floors; eaves band and gutter cornice. 2 end brick chimneys banded at left.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

Quayside, No. 65, Coronation Buildings.

Offices. Circa 1902 for Pyman Bell and Co. Rear half demolished and front range restored c.1982. Ashlar sandstone with granite plinth and entrance columns; Welsh slate roof. Symmetrical. Art nouveau Baroque style. 3 storeys and attic; 5 windows.

Ground floor rustications form voussoirs to wide round-arched windows flanking doorway with semicircular pedimented hood on Ionic columns. Side windows plain below serpentine first-floor stone balconies.

Upper windows in architraves, first floor with triple keystones and pediments, the inner ones segmental. Second-floor rusticated architraves and Ionic half-column bay divisions. Outer bays framed in giant Ionic pilasters. Strong modillioned and dentilled top entablature below attic of three pedimented gables, the outer ones rounded.

Grade II Listed. Source: Sitelines.

Quayside, Nos. 77 and 79, Baltic Chambers.

Offices. Early C20. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible; ashlar-corniced grey brick chimney. Asymmetrical. Second-Empire classical style. 4 storeys, 2 bays, the right narrow with round-arched entrance holding internal flight of 4 steps to panelled double door.

Ground floor rusticated. Shop front at left with cellar shute below. Upper windows sashes, those on first and second floors paired in left bay, with chamfered reveals and moulded segmental heads. Bowed ornamental aprons between floors. Giant flat pilasters support quasi-entablature at third floor level, above which they are rusticated and bifurcated up to top entablature; third floor sashes in architraves, triple in left bay.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

28th February 2017

King Street, No. 25.

21st February 2017

Northumberland Fusilier Battalions Memorial Benches.

Dedicated to regiments from Tyneside who fought in the First World War.

4th October 2016

The river Tyne.

Taken at night with a cheap point and click digital camera.

15th September 2016

The Millennium Bridge.

Taken at night with a cheap point and click digital camera.

Great North Snowdogs 2016.

Over 50 Snowdogs were created for an art trail which spanned Newcastle and Tyne and Wear. The exhibition ran between 19 September – 20 November 2016 and funds were raised for St Osmond's Hospice. A farewell weekend, with the dogs gathered in one place, was held on 2 December to 4 December, with an auction following on 6 December. The auction raised over £250,000 for the hospice, with two dogs (Disco Dog and Guide Dog) fetching over £9,000 each.

Source: Wikipedia

The Tyne Bridge.

Taken at night with a cheap point and click digital camera.

7th July 2016

East Quayside.

Taken outside the Free Trade Inn looking west.

29th March 2016

28th January 2016

The Tyne Bridge.

The Swing Bridge.

The Quayside.

14th December 2015

The Baltic Arts Museum.

Sage Gateshead.

Quayside, No. 39, Customs House.

8th October 2015

The Pitcher and Piano.

17th September 2015

The Quayside.

Taken at night with a cheap point and click digital camera.

10th June 2015

16th May 2015

Lower Steensberg Yard.

Quayside, Nos. 55-57, Live Works construction.

Quayside Marina.

10th April 2015

The Quayside.

Taken at night with a cheap point and click digital camera.

8th February 2015

The Quayside from Byker.

8th January 2015

River Tyne Bridges.

The 7 main bridges over the Tyne from west to east.

3rd December 2014


Taken from the Swing Bridge looking east.

27th October 2014

The Quaylink bus.

7th October 2014

The Blacksmith's Needle.

The Blacksmith's Needle is a slim cone-shaped tower of open metal-work. The sculpture was created in 1998. It has a multitude of hand-forged iron and steel objects welded all over the frame. Most of the items have a predominately maritime theme, so the sculpture fits in with the overall concept for the quayside area. The 'Needle' comprises of six layers, each layer with objects relating to the senses including what was describes as 'the mysterious sixth sense'.

29th September 2014

Taken from Tyne Street.

4th September 2014

Quayside, No. 9, Exchange Buildings.

25th August 2014

NE1's Summertime.

An outdoor gym and two of the seven table tennis tables installed around the city for free public use.

6th August 2014

The Swing Bridge.

Taken outside the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead.

9th July 2014

Pipewellgate, Gateshead.

2nd July 2014

Taken from Tyne Street.

1st July 2014

The Millennium Bridge.

The Pitcher and Piano.

26th May 2014

Taken outside the Free Trade Inn.

Quayside, Nos. 77 and 79, Baltic Chambers.

Quayside, No. 65, Coronation Buildings.

Quayside, No. 39, Customs House.

Quayside, No. 9, Exchange Buildings.

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