Gateshead

    SubTitle

    Architecture in a changing English urban landscape
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 Aug 2004

        Summary

        Illustrates various aspects of Gateshead’s historic fabric, showing how these combine to give the town a strong sense identity. Offers a plan for informed management of the radical change imminent within the town as it adjusts to the 21st century.
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        Main Summary

          Gateshead has often been overshadowed by Newcastle, its northern neighbour across the River Tyne, yet its history is full of fascinating insights into the way in which a northern industrial town experienced the 19th and 20th centuries.

          This book explores this period of great change through a study of the town's everyday historic landscape. The story of industry includes the legacy of railway engineering and the construction of the Team Valley Trading Estate, a nationally significant example of a state-sponsored attempt to engineer economic change. Gateshead's growth brought new civic responsibilities and the borough's public buildings - town hall, libraries, schools and hospitals - illustrate how services were provided. Dominating the landscape, however, is the housing built for the town's fast-growing population, and this tells a rich story of changing lifestyles, from the highly distinctive 'Tyneside flats' of the 19th century to post-war high-rise blocks.

          The book concludes with a discussion of the conservation of the historic environment in a new period of great change.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Simon Taylor
          David B. Lovie

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          84

          Number of Pages

          88

          ISBN

          9781873592762

          Contents

            Acknowledgements
            Foreword by Sir Neil Cossons and Councillor Mick Henry

            Chapter 1: Topography, industry and economy

            Chapter 2: Public buildings
            Housing the council
            Hospitals and schools
            Arts and libraries

            Chapter 3: Housing
            Bensham and Shipcote, 1800-1914
            Council housing, 1918-1939
            Public and private housing after the Second World War

            Chapter 4: Conservation and change in urban Gateshead

            Bibliographical note

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