Tyne and Wear HER(1800): Newcastle, Stepney Lane, No. 9 - Details
Newcastle, Stepney Lane, No. 9
Agriculture and Subsistence
The complete range is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey plan of 1859, but not on earlier maps. The buildings were apparently built for Carver & Co., carriers, as their stables. It is built in English bond brick with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof. Symmetrical 5-bay main block of 3 storeys and narrower 3-bay right extension. There was at least one house in the stables (the present no. 9 Stepney Lane) and the 1861 census, records "Carvers Stables: 1 House: occupied by Geo Drummond vetinery surgeon, his daughter and a grandson…". In 1871 Carvers submitted a plan for a range of loose boxes in the yard to the west of the building. In 1879/80 Reuben Gregory corn miller, hay and corn merchant appears in Stepney Lane and by 1884 the name Stepney Corn and Spice Mill sppears in the directories. It was known as a corn mill thereafter. In 1897 the owner, T.G. Gibson submitted plans for alterations to the Stableman's House (No. 9). A submitted drawing shows the west part of the front elevation, with a large inn shown. Gregory Bros occupied the premises until 1925 when J.H. Arthur, corn miller took over. Was listed grade II but was demolished in 1996 after a fire.
<< HER 1800 >> I. Ayris, No. 9 Stepney Lane; Kelly, 1873, T.C. Hardy & Co, Timber Merchants & Saw Mill Owners, Stepney Lane and County Advertisements; W.L. Newcombe, Architect, 1871, T186/4095; W. Stobb, architect, 1897, T186/17652; Dept. of National Heritage, of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 12/625; I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 30; Historic England, 14 September 2018, Advice report