Re: Header Photo. Carr St. 'Then & Now'
Posted by email@example.com on September 23, 2018, 11:45 am, in reply to "Header Photo. Carr St. 'Then & Now' "
Hello James, |
I love your Then & Now comparison pictures; they're very helpful for folk to get their bearings. Although your location is 'spot on' there is some confusion due to new layout around Carr Street. I hope the following will help to clear up that confusion:
CARR STREET: Hebburn Quay.
Built 1870s and demolished in stages, between the late 40s and 1968 (by Paul Reay).
The north side was never replaced, though the south side was replaced by houses that now faced south, and were named Lyon Street - the back-garden walls of Lyon Street (north) were where the shopfronts of Carr Street (south), once stood.
At one time, it was one of the main thoroughfares and shopping areas in Hebburn; it had a north side and a south side, and both street fronts/shop-fronts, faced each other; the back gates of Carr Street (south side) faced the front doors of the Lyon Street houses across the road.
In 1897, this street was parallel with Lyon Street and ran in a straight line, from the top of James Street along to the Progressive Club, on Ellison Street corner, at the back of St. Andrew’s Church.
Then, in 1958, when the old, south part of Carr Street was being replaced by the new, north part of Lyon Street, door nos. 2, 4 and 6 were added to Albert Street, which jutted out into the road on Carr Street, thus separating one half of the road of Carr Street from the other.
In the early 60s, the road, named Carr Street was again severed, when door nos. 1, 2 and 3 were added to Albert Street - directly opposite to Nos. 2, 4 and 6 [see Carr Terrace].
Today the old Carr Street buildings may be gone, but the vehicular road still exists to keep its memory alive. It now runs from Lamport Street, up the shared back lane of Edward Street and Price Street, then, along the original Carr Street - which is now at the back of Lyon Street (north side) - and instead of Carr Street running straight as it used to, it veers north, over what was previously the north part of Carr Street. Then, it crosses Ann Street, and then runs into a cul-de-sac at the back of St. Andrew’s Church, which used to be the shared back lane of the church and the north part of Carr Street. Access from this cul-de-sac, into the original Carr Street, is still possible on foot; or by vehicle, via Ellison Street.
In 1850, this was arable land, known as Middle Hill Field, occupied by John Redhead, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
Named after: Carr-Ellison’s of Hebburn Hall.
Note the change in the Carr Street layout from 1941 to 1958:
1941 Carr Street:
1958 Carr Street: