Cowgate, Newcastle Upon Tyne: History in Old Images

Old photo of the disused Old Mill and Pit at Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1896

Enjoy a glimpse of history through old images of Cowgate, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England, UK.

Old Photos of Cowgate

Old Map of Cowgate

In 1879, Kelley and Company published “The Post Office Directory of Durham and Northumberland”.

It has little to say about the settlement.

Cowgate is a hamlet in this township, 2 miles north-west from Newcastle

The Post Office Directory of Durham and Northumberland, 1825

We do learn on other pages that Thurtell & Kersey were trading from Cowgate, George Stephenson was running the Grey Hull, and Edward Tanner was a local beer retailer.

Compare the area in 1917 to how it looks today:

Changed beyond all recognition!

Cowgate in the 1960s

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