The Royal Station Hotel, central bays
John Dobson (1787-1865)
First 10 bays, 1847-50; extended in 1891
Sandstone ashlar, dark slate roof
Neville Street, Newcastle (adjacent to Newcastle Central Station)
The Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle. Like the "magnificent and unequalled station," this splendid hotel was formally opened by Queen Victoria in August 1850 ("Her Majesty's Visit").
Photograph and text 2011 by Jacqueline Banerjee.
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