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Its been discussed before under the heading of Victoria Market as:Right I have a question!
I have to take "Newcastle upon Tyne a modern history" edited by Collis and Lancaster back to the library this morning (yes I know it's shocking that I don't own the greatest book that has been written about Newcastle) but I am intrigued by a reference on page 234 about "Gibson Town a coherently planned, almost self contained area of terraced streets and commercial buildings laid out between New Bridge Street and City Road between 1836 and 1848."
The footnote states that the architect was Thomas Oliver (!) and it was demolished in 1962-8.
I hope that the forum can shine light on this lost and I think probably important development.