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Yes the former Elwicks Lane was renamed in honour of Joseph Crawhall.Snipped..
I had always assumed that Crawhall Road was named after the first Joseph Crawhall who had a rope business in St Ann's.
Joseph Crawhall purchased St Anne's Ropeworks, circa 1810 and in
addition to the works, Crawhall was very well known in the area's of
art, politics and business. It was due to his avid interest in art that
he had the very unusual chimney built. As you say it featured the
design of a coiled rope and was well known by passing sailors from all
over the World.
Joseph Crawhall went on to become Sheriff of Newcastle in 1846 and Mayor
in 1847. Crawhall was born in 1793 and died in 1853.
Joseph's son, also known as Joseph was born at Walker in 1821 and went
on to be quite a famous wood engraver and writer/publisher.
A third generation Crawhall, also called Joseph (born 1861) went on to
be a famous artist who specialised in watercolours featuring mainly
animals, many of which are on display at the Burrell Gallery.