Gateshead Architecture, Newcastle, Building, England, Designs, Pictures, Architects
Gateshead Buildings : Architecture
Architectural Designs in Tyneside, Northeast of England, UK
The city is located on the south side of the River Tyne, facing the city of Newcastle across the water.
Some music by Daniel Mason, from the area:
Photos © architect Adrian Welch Jun 2006, all available at larger size/resolution:
Gateshead Buildings News
IKEA Housing : BoKlok – Gateshead Architecture
Get Carter building
photo © adrian welch
Gateshead shopping centre
Gateshead Architecture – images available: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi
Staiths South Bank – housing
Wimpey Homes development
Designers Wayne Hemingway & Gerardine Hemingway
Architects: Ian Darby Partnership
IKEA Housing, Gateshead
Boklok housing due for construction 2007, first in UK alongside some houses in Scotland, more details online soon
Bridge between Gateshead & Newcastle
Gateshead is a large town in Tyne and Wear, England and is the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Historically, it was part of County Durham prior to the creation of Tyne and Wear in 1974.
Hilton Hotel, Gateshead
photo © adrian welch
This is a large town in Tyne and Wear, England and is the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Historically, it was part of County Durham prior to the creation of Tyne and Wear in 1974. The large urban town lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne and together they form the urban core of the Tyneside conurbation. Gateshead and Newcastle are joined by seven bridges across the Tyne, including the landmark Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The town is well known for its iconic architecture such as the Sage Gateshead, the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
There has been a settlement on the Gateshead side of the River Tyne, around the old river crossing where the Swing Bridge now stands, since Roman times.
Theories of the derivation of the name ‘Gateshead’ include ‘head of the (Roman) road’ or ‘goat’s headland’, as the River Tyne at this point was once roamed by goats.
The first recorded mention of Gateshead is in the writings of the Venerable Bede who referred to an Abbot of Gateshead called Utta in 623. In 1068 William the Conqueror defeated the forces of Edgar the Ætheling and Malcolm king of Scotland (Shakespeare’s Malcolm) on Gateshead Fell (now Low Fell and Sheriff Hill).
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