Posted by BJC on October 6, 2019, 6:40 am
Hello folks, |
The following information is from the book, The Streets of Hebburn - if you can help update or correct it, please let me know, thank you:
CALEDONIAN STREET: Starts at Lyon Street on the north west (near where the Quay School was) and heads south east, past where the Dock Hotel sat, until it meets with Argyle Street.
15 residential homes. The old Street built in or before 1881. Demolished 1960s and the people were re-housed, mainly to the Lukes Lane Estate. The old street had very few houses as it was the junction for streets at right angles to it. Only the west side of the street was rebuilt in the late 1960s.
In 1850, this was grass land and Pit, occupied by John Redhead, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
Named after: a geographical term used to refer to places, species, or items in or from Scotland, or particularly the Scottish Highlands. It derives from Caledonia, the Roman name for the area of modern Scotland. It is often abbreviated to "Caley", "Cally", or "The Caley", or in Gaelic "An Calaidh" (The Caley).