Tyne and Wear HER(15608): Newcastle, The Close, Anchor Public House - Details
Title of image: Anchor Inn, The Close
Description: A photograph of the frontage of the Anchor Inn, The Close, taken in 1964. To the left of the pub is Castle Stairs. To the right is part of an unidentified adjoining building. A man and a woman are walking in front of the Anchor Inn.
Additional info: Print black and white
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Hotels and Restaurants Collection
Accession number: NCL 013947
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Newcastle, The Close, Anchor Public House
Built in the beginning of the 19th century. Rebuilt in 1878. By the 1960s the building was in a dangerous condition. Charrington's sought planning permission to remove the two top floors and add a corrugated asbestos roof. Permission was not granted. The Anchor closed in 1967.
Brian Bennison, 1996, Heady Days - A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Volume One - The Central Area, p 41