Newcastle – NLS maps

October 9th, 2017

I started here Side by side Wingrove and Elswick and changed to the transparency slider when I realised it was more useful.

Transparency slider Wingrove and Elswick

A process which after many hours of comparing maps and careful use of the polygon drawing tool resulted in this map here which I produced from a screen print. The circle at left is the present West End library.

The highlighted areas contain housing still standing while the area beyond has been either demolished and rebuilt or remains as cemeteries and parks.

Metropolitan districts

Having looked for and found an online political map of Newcastle courtesy of the Ordnance Survey I was able to cross reference my own areas of C19th housing interest with present day districts which in most cases resulted in crossing ward boundaries but this makes no difference when walking the streets, only in writing about where I was at the time.

This process was repeated for each area clockwise from Gateshead, Wingrove / Elswick, Jesmond, Heaton, Byker, North Shields, Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, South Shields, Jarrow, and Hebburn.

Of the districts immediately surrounding the city centre I omitted Walker and Wallsend which will have to wait for a future visit and of the districts I had planned to walk I missed Gateshead, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, South Shields, and Jarrow owing to lack of time.

Therefore my write-up this time will concentrate on Wingrove / Elswick, Jesmond, Heaton, Byker, North Shields, Tynemouth with Hebburn the only district South of the Tyne I managed to walk.

Next time

Newcastle C19th housing – libraries

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