Tyne and Wear HER(6490): Newcastle, Pilgrim Street - Details
Newcastle, Pilgrim Street
Road Transport Site
Pilgrim Street could be the oldest road in Newcastle. Its name is connected with the pilgrims who passed along it and through the Pilgrim Gate in the town walls, to visit St. Mary's Chapel in Jesmond. A Pilgrim's Inn provided them with accomodation. The street held a market for wheat and rye in the seventeenth century on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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