Central Exchange, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: interior of the newsroom

RIBApix ref no RIBA85335
Architect/DesignerWalker, George (fl. 1835-1868)
Wardle, John (1792-1860)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1838
Image Date1834
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceSC194/2(39)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Richard Grainger, the builder and developer of Newcastle's 'Grainger Town', built the Central Exchange intending it to be the corn market, but this went to another site so in 1839 he opened a colonnaded newsroom on what would have been the exchange floor. This space later became art gallery, concert hall and vaudeville theatre. Following a fire in 1901 that destroyed the interior the Central Arcade was opened within the Central Exchange Buildings.

Subject tags

libraries, exchanges