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 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