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7895


Newcastle


Newcastle, Newgate Street, Royal Scotch Arms


Newcastle


NZ26SW


Commercial



Inn


Post Medieval


C17


Documentary Evidence


In the lower part of Newgate Street where the Swallow Hotel now stands (and before that the Empire Theatre) there used to be an inn called the Scotch Arms. It is the first recorded hostelry in Newcastle and appears on Speed's map of 1610.


2469


6416


NZ24696416



F. Graham, 1976, Historic Newcastle, p 19; Brian Bennison, 1996, Heady Days - A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Vol 1, The Central Area, p 13

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