Tyne and Wear
‘One of the finest streets in England'
Grainger Town forms the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and was created in the 1830s and 1840s by well-known builder, Richard Grainger and renowned architect John Dobson. Some of Newcastle’s most outstanding buildings and streets lie within the Grainger Town area including Grainger Market, the Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street.
The buildings are predominantly classical in style. And their elegance was such that Grey Street was once described by renowned architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as 'one of the finest streets in England'.
Almost all of Grainger Town is located within Newcastle's Central Conservation Area, one of the first to be designated in England, and 40% of buildings in the area are listed as being of historical and architectural importance. This is testament to the remarkable architectural heritage found here.