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The Central Arcade in Newcastle is an elegant Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 and designed by Oswald and Son, of Newcastle.

It is part of the Central Exchange building, which was built by Richard Grainger in 1836-1838 to the architectural designs of John Wardle and George Walker.

 The Central Exchange itself is a triangular building originally intended as a corn exchange but became a subscription newsroom.


A good general view of the interior of the Central Arcade. The building was unfortunately  ravaged by fire in 1867 and again in 1901, but in 1906 the wonderful Central Arcade was created within the original building.


The Central Exchange building is bounded by Grainger Street, Gray Street, and Market Street with entrances
serving all three streets.


 The Central Arcade houses several shops and three elegant entrances like the one shown above.


The Central Arcade, Newcastle is well kept and a fine piece of surviving Edwardian architecture.


Some of the elaborate decorative detail of the Central Arcade


Near City Road, The Holy Jesus Hospital of 1683 (but the site goes back over 700 years, it has been the site of an Augustinian Priory and an Almshouses amongst other uses!). The inner facade entrance consists of thirty brick arches on square brick pillars.


The top storey of Holy Jesus Hospital is a later addition. The building now acts as an office block.

The Grainger Street Market, Newcastle

Grainger Street Market is a city centre market in the heart of Newcastle and its history. When first built in the 1830s, Grainger Street Market was the largest in Europe. Grainger Street Market is now a Grade I listed building containing plenty of stalls of local products with fresh produce from a wide range of butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers. In the Grainger Street Market is the unique ‘Marks and Spencer Original Penny Bazaar’, the world's smallest Marks and Spencer store. Other Grainger Street Market stalls sell books, CDs, clothes and shoes, cards, house and garden plants and specialist coffee and food and an arts and craft market held here on the 2nd Saturday of each month.



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