In the 1970s, Civic Society members wanted to identify and celebrate some of the buildings of historic or architectural merit remaining in the Borough and mark them with small plaques.
These plaques, designed by Phillip Gibson, are cast and fired in a stoneware ceramic body and decorated in blue slip. The design shows a castle in a pool, symbolic of Newcastle and taken from the Borough’s coat of arms.
The 23 plaques were fixed by Newcastle Round Table members in April 1975 to these buildings –
13 Ironmarket The Barracks
31 Ironmarket 2 Nelson Place
7 High Street 6 Queen Street
22 High Street 10 Queen Street
28a High Street Brampton Lodge
56a High Street 12 King Street
71 High Street 16 King Street
75 High Street 27 Marsh Parade
85 High Street Clayton Hall School
93 High Street Orme Youth Centre
65 Lower Street Knutton Road School
50 Merrial Street