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From: "Neil Mearns" <>
Subject: Re: [NMB] Noble Street, North Shore, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 17:28:22 +0100
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Thanks very much.You've solved a mystery for me. I should have referred to Nelson Street in my original query (I don't know where I got Noble Street from!). I'm aware of the River Police Station at St. Lawrence. I believe this opened in 1874 and remained in use until 1907, when it was demolished as a result of quayside development and replaced by a temporary floating station. The Newcastle Division of the River Tyne Police moved to a new station at Pipewellgate, Gateshead in 1911(next to the Swing Bridge). It is now an Italian Restaurant.

Would there be any chance of a scanned attachment of the immediate area of the River Police Station at Nelson Street shown on your map?
If not, no problem.

Thanks again,

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Ellwood
To: Northumbria List
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 4:38 PM
Subject: RE: [NMB] Noble Street, North Shore, Newcastle upon Tyne

Hi Neil

I'm looking at a First edition of the 1860 Ordnance Survey map of Newcastle
and this shows the existence of a River police Station at the junction of
Nelson Street (now Horatio Street) and North Shore.

There was also another River Police Station based in the St Lawrence area,
next to the Dead House, but this must have been at a later date?

Best Wishes and Gan Canny Marra

Steve Ellwood
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Can anyone tell me exactly where Noble Street, North Shore,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne was? I understand that the original River Tyne Police
station was situated there from 1845. Has anyone come across any information
concerning this building?

Best Regards,

Neil W. Mearns,

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