John Dobson Street

John Dobson Street was opened on 6th May 1970, and at that time was the first new major street in Newcastle city centre for over 100 years. The street is named after architect John Dobson (1787 - 1865), who along with Richard Grainger, redesigned the centre of Newcastle in neoclassical style during the 19th century.

The new street was part of the 1960s 'city in the sky' vision; with pedestrian walkways, Princess Square and Bewick Court flats, all built above the road.

Laing Art Gallery is located just off the street and in 2009 a new City Library building was opened on the corner of John Dobson Street and New Bridge Street.

In early 2017 John Dobson Street has recently been adapted to make it more cycle friendly.

Description courtesy of Co-Curate






16th June 2022



I interrupted a Seagull tucking into it's breakfast.






13th October 2021



The Five Swans.

A wetherspoons pub on the corner of St Mary's Place.






26th November 2017



New Bridge Street Junction.






19th September 2017




New Cycle Path.






3rd April 2017



Bewick Court Art.






29th March 2017




Bewick Court Art.






21st March 2017



Metrovick House.

1930's office block originally owned by electrical engineers Metropolitan-Vickers. Now student accommodation.





N.C.P. Car Park.









Durant Road Junction.



North Street, No's. 10 to 14.

3 houses, now restaurant. Third quarter of C18. English bond brick; purple slate roof with flat stone gable coping. 3 storeys, 6 bays.

Step up to hardboard covered door of central house; similar doors to other houses, all in round architraves with frieze and cornice. Wide boxes to sashes, some renewed, with glazing bars, almost flush with wall face, under cambered brick arches; plain brick sills. Ground floor sashes partly covered; some top floor sashes have late C19 glazing bars. Left end chimney. 2 gaslamps on brackets attached to wall: square, tapered, with cylindrical ventilators on pyramidal tops.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.











6th March 2017






City Library.






13th October 2016








Cycle Path Construction.






23rd September 2016



Cycle Path Construction.






2nd November 2014



City Library.






23rd March 2013



City Library.




City Baths and Hall.






16th May 2009



City Library.






19th April 2009



New Bridge Street Junction.






3rd July 2008



New Bridge Street Junction.






29th June 2008



City Library Construction.






4th February 2008




City Library Construction.






6th January 2008





City Library Construction.






3rd April 2006



City Library.






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