Tyneside classical. The Newcastle of Grainger, Dobson & Clayton.
London, John Murray 1964.
8vo. xi + (1) + 159 + (1)pp, 21 photo plates, double-page map. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper.Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel. An enclosed typed letter, signed, from Sir Jeremy Beecham (now Lord Beecham), Newcastle City Council, 30 March 2005, to Stamp, criticising Stamp’s negative portrayal in a then recent TV programme of T.Dan Smith’s role in the redevelopment of the city in the 1960s (Stamp has noted in pencil at the foot of the letter, in relation to Smith, ‘local govt leader and criminal’).
Excellent account of the impressive nineteenth century development in the classical style of the central areas of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, largely by the builder Richard Grainger from designs by the architect John Dobson and others.