Clayton Street

Clayton Street runs from the centre of Newcastle past the Grainger Market down into Clayton Street West. Clayton Street West has a junction with Westgate Road after which it continues on to end at a junction with Westmorland Road, near Central Station.

It was the last street in Newcastle's grand transformation to a neoclassical style in the 19th century by the trio of Richard Grainger, planner and entrepreneur, John Dobson, architect and surveyor, and John Clayton, lawyer and Town Clerk.

Some of it was unfinished in 1845. It is inferior in design and materials to Grainger Street and Grey Street.

Richard Grainger's family home was at 36 Clayton Street West from 1842 -1861. Grainger also had his office at 28 Clayton Street West.



Description courtesy of Co-Curate and Sitelines.



28th August 2022



Clayton Street West, Nos. 38 and 40.



Clayton Street West, No. 38.



Clayton Street West, No. 40.
House, bank, now offices. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Painted sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys, 3 bays. Channelled rustication to ground floor; left bay removed and recessed door inserted under first floor corner; ground floor windows altered. Upper floors have sashes with glazing bars in plain reveals; second-floor sill band. Floor bands; cornices to each floor, that at second floor prominent. Top blocking course. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street West, Nos. 48 and 50.



Clayton Street West Nos. 123 - 131.
Houses and shops, now shops and offices. Circa 1837 for Richard Grainger. Painted ashlar; roof not visible. Block including No. 83 Westgate Road at left. 4 storeys: 1:8:1 bays and curved corner bays at each end. Ground floor shops renewed, but some original cast iron columns visible. Plain reveals to sashes with glazing bars, tripartite in slightly-projecting end bays. Second floor band and prominent cornice; eaves band, top cornice and blocking course. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street West Nos. 26 - 36.
Houses, now shops, offices and flats. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys, 3 bays each. No. 26 at right projects slightly. Rusticated ground floor. Steps up to 8-panelled doors, and overlights with glazing bars, in plain reveals; similar reveals to sashes, most with glazing bars. Second-floor sill band and floor bands. Prominent second-floor cornice; top cornice and blocking course. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street West.





August 2022



Clayton Street, Nos. 20 to 34.
Houses, now shops and offices, and public house. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; painted brick with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable coping. Main elevation 4 storeys, 7 and 9 bays. Ground floor C20 shops. Upper floors have sashes, some with glazing bars, in plain reveals those on second floor have aprons and slightly- projecting sills. Prominent second-floor cornice; top cornice. Roof not visible. Left return has 3 right bays in same style as front elevation. 3 left bays of painted brick have c.1900 ground floor, with recessed 6-panel doors under pediments and large overlights, flanking wide plate-glass window curved towards doors. Upper floors have sashes with glazing bars under wedge stone lintels; second-floor projecting sills, first-floor sill band; eaves band. Roof has left gable coping. 20 to 26 redeveloped behind facade. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, Nos. 45 to 53.
Includes Nos. 2 and 4 Nun Street. Circa 1835, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys, 3 and 9 bays. C20 shop fronts. Upper floors have sash windows, a few with glazing bars, in plain reveals; left pavilion has architraves and cornices to first floor windows, architraves and bracketed sills on second floor. Second-floor band and entablature with prominent cornice. Top cornice and blocking course. Right 3 bays of block have been rebuilt and are not of interest. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street West, Nos. 6 to 24.
Facade of former Crown Hotel and Nos. 6 to 24; rebuilt behind facade as block of flats. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys, 30 bays overall, stepped back twice to east. Steps up to double 8-panelled doors with fanlights in deep reveals. Sash windows with glazing bars in plain reveals. Second-floor sill band, floor bands and prominent second-floor cornice; top cornice and blocking course. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street West, No. 4.
House, now part of shop. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys, 4 bays and rounded left corner to Pink Lane. Early C2O shop. Upper floors have sash windows, those in left bay tripartite, with glazing bars in plain reveals. Floor bands; prominent second-floor cornice; top cornice and blocking course. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street West, Clarendon House.
Designed by Oliver and Leeson for Joseph Cowen in 1896. An Edwardian Arts and Crafts temperence hotel which became offices in 1923 (Cackett and Burns Dick were the architects). It was converted into flats in 1986-7. Rich red bricks with Westmorland roof slates. Ground floor stonework is carved below the corner turret and under the first floor window in the middle of the Clayton Street West fa├žade. The main entrance has a shell window and tiled hallway. A Presbyterian Chapel (John Knox Chapel - designed by John Dobson) was demolished to build this temperence hotel. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, Nos. 94 to 106, Charlotte House.
Shops and houses. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. 4 storeys, 15 bays, the right end bay a curved corner. Ground floor altered. Upper floors have sashes, some with glazing bars, in plain reveals; projecting stone sills to second and third floors. Second-floor band; prominent top cornice. Low-pitched roof. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, Nos. 87 to 107.
Houses and shops, now shops. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys, 3 bays each,with curved right corner to Fenkle Street: 33 bays in all. Groups arranged to accommodate curve of street. Added Art Deco ornament to right corner bay and first floor window blocked. No. 87 at left refronted 1870 (date on balustrade). C2O shop fronts. Upper windows mostly sashes, some with glazing bars. Second floor band and upper cornice; top cornice. No. 87 has window architraves and first floor pediments; roof balustrade. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, Nos. 81 and 85.
Houses and shops, now shops. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys,12 bays, the right 6 projecting slightly. C20 shop fronts. Sash windows, some with glazing bars, in plain reveals. Band at second floor level; second-floor prominent cornice; top cornice. 2 pedimented dormers inserted in right end. Right return to Falconer's Court. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, Nos. 73 to 79.
Former Woolworths store.



Clayton Street, Nos. 67 to 71.
Houses and shops, now shops. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 4 storeys, 3 bays each. C2O shop fronts. Most windows sashes, some with glazing bars, in plain reveals. Band at second floor level; second-floor prominent cornice; top cornice. ​Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, Nos. 36 to 92.
Shops and houses, now shops and offices. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. 4 storeys, 28 houses of 3 bays each, arranged with breaks forward and back to follow curve, and one curved bay at each end: 84 bays in all. Sandstone ashlar, some painted; roof not visible. Ground floor C2O shops. Upper floors have sash windows, some with glazing bars and some blocked, in plain reveals; second floor has aprons and slightly projecting sills. Second floor band and prominent cornice. Top cornice. No. 64 has full-width first floor lunette inserted; Nos. 60-64 have added mansards. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, No. 36.



Clayton Street, Nos. 36 to 40.



Clayton Street, Nos. 42 to 44.



Clayton Street, No. 50.



Clayton Street, No. 52.



Clayton Street, Nos. 54 to 60.



Clayton Street, No. 62.



Clayton Street, No. 64.



Clayton Street, No. 70.



Clayton Street, No. 72 and 74.



Clayton Street, No. 74.



Clayton Street, Nos. 82 to 86.



Clayton Street, Nos. 90 to 92.



Clayton Street, Nos. 20 to 34.
Houses, now shops and offices, and public house. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; painted brick with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable coping. Main elevation 4 storeys, 7 and 9 bays. Ground floor C20 shops. Upper floors have sashes, some with glazing bars, in plain reveals those on second floor have aprons and slightly- projecting sills. Prominent second-floor cornice; top cornice. Roof not visible. Left return has 3 right bays in same style as front elevation. 3 left bays of painted brick have c.1900 ground floor, with recessed 6-panel doors under pediments and large overlights, flanking wide plate-glass window curved towards doors. Upper floors have sashes with glazing bars under wedge stone lintels; second-floor projecting sills, first-floor sill band; eaves band. Roof has left gable coping. 20 to 26 redeveloped behind facade. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, No. 18, Duke of Northumberland Public House.
Public house. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sand- stone ashlar; roof of concrete tiles. 4 storeys, 7 windows, the outer 3 at either side in semicircular bowed projections. Central double 8-panelled door and overlight; and doors with beaded panels, also with overlights, in side bays; plain reveals to these and to sash windows, most with glazing bars, on upper floors; renewed on ground floor. Floor bands and second-floor prominent cornice. Top cornice. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, No. 12A, former Lord Collingwood Public House.
Public House, now amusements. Circa 1837, probably by John Wardle, for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof with brick chimneys. 4 storeys, 7 windows, the outer 3 at either side in semicircular bowed projections. Renewed central double door and overlight in Tuscan porch with columns in antis. Renewed doors in centre of bows and renewed ground-floor windows in plain reveals. Upper floors have sashes with glazing bars in plain reveals; aprons and moulded sills except to that above porch. Floor bands; prominent second-floor cornice; top cornice. Roof hipped at right. Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



Clayton Street, Nos. 11 to 43.
Shops and houses forming west front of covered market. 1835 by John Dobson for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. Classical style. 4 storeys; 50 bays in all; symmetrical. Giant Corinthian pilasters to 3-bay end pavilions and over market entrance bays flanking central 12-bay block. Market entrances framed by wide Tuscan pilasters and entablature. C20 shop fronts. Plain reveals to sash windows with glazing bars on upper floors; second floor aprons and slightly-projecting sills. Second floor has bracketed dentilled cornice. Top cornice. Parapet with pilasters over pavilions; blocking course over intermediate bays. One-bay returns complete the composition of Nos. 1-37 Nelson Street and Nos. 1-25 Nun Street. Grade 1 Listed. Source: Sitelines.



John Clayton Plaque.
This floor plaque can be found just outside the Grainger Market.








10th July 2022



Clayton Street, No. 109-111.





26th May 2018



Eldon Square Shooping centre on the right and The Grainger market on the left






Clayton Street, Nos. 11 to 43.






Clayton Street, Nos. 36 to 92.



Falconers Court.



Clayton Street, No. 18, Duke of Northumberland Public House.





Eldon Square Shopping Centre.



Clayton Street, No. 109-111.





Clayton Street/Westgate Road junction.



Clayton Street West, Clarendon House.



Clayton Street West, St. Mary's Cathedral.





Clayton Street West, Nos. 6 to 24.








Clayton Street West.






















7th January 2018



Newgate Street junction.





26th May 2014




Westgate Road junction.



Clayton Street West, No. 40 and No. 36.



Clayton Street West.



Clayton Street.





24th May 2009









15th March 2009












3rd February 2009



Westgate Road junction.





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