The Northumberland and Newcastle Society

We work to preserve the heritage, culture and landscape of our city and county so that generations to come can appreciate their beauty and find new uses for them.

If you care about this wonderful place we call home, why not lend us your support?

Tyne Bridge

Which is your favourite building?

In 2024 the N&N celebrates its centenary and, to mark the occasion, we are producing a book … but we need your help.

Latest news

Centenary Garden Party

Over 100 members and guests came to our centenary party on Sunday 30th June. We had an afternoon of live music, dancing, competitions and games for all ages in the ...
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Plans for former Barker and Stonehouse store, Strawberry Buildings, Leazes Park Road

Barker and Stonehouse demolition

Strawberry Buildings, Leazes Park Road The N&N reviewed the planning application (2023/1823/01/DET) in December 2023. The comments submitted to Newcastle City Council are as follows: The Northumberland and Newcastle Society ...
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Solar Capture event Blyth February 2024

CPRE Northumberland and N&N Society visit to Solar Capture Technologies, Brunel House, Blyth.

Tuesday 27th February 2024 The CPRE Northumberland visit, which was open to Northumberland and Newcastle Society members, took place on Tuesday 27th February at 3pm and was attended by a ...
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Richard Allsop

A Tribute to Prof. Richard Allsop

Richard Edward Allsop 2 May 1940 – 19 January 2024 Emeritus Professor Richard Allsop OBE MA DSc FREng FICE FCILT FCIHT FRSS (Derby, Alnwick and University College London) Died peacefully ...
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Newcastle Creates

About Newcastle’s Creative Zone

Tim Wickens is a Northumberland & Newcastle Society (N&N) Trustee and is also involved with a number of cultural initiatives across the city, including Newcastle Creates and the Creative Central ...
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Handyside arcade, Newcastle upon Tyne

Eldon Garden – a mistake?

Opened on Newcastle’s Percy Street in 1906, the quirky Handyside Arcade survived for 80 years before the bulldozers moved in. It was replaced by the Eldon Garden shopping mall which ...
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About Us

For a century we have worked to ensure that the heritage of both city and county is first and foremost in the development of new building plans and proposals.

We liaise with councils, heritage groups and developers to not only preserve the best of our built environment, but to look at ways of making existing buildings sustainable for future use.

We also celebrate our culture and heritage through a packed programme of events, giving members exclusive behind the scenes tours of familiar and less familiar buildings and organisations.

Alnmouth, Northumberland

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