Jarrow: Grange Road

Published by Shahdaroba Thursday 4th April 2013

Grange Road is mainly a shopping area with few residential houses to the west. This photograph looks like it was taken on a wet miserable day.

When this part of Grange Road, close to the junction of Market Square and Monkton road was demolished in the 1960s some of the small traders found new premises in the town.
The likes of George Nurse pictured below relocated to High Street, a short walk, some half-mile from this location.

Old Grange Road

The picture below is what it looks like today some 50+ years later. Smart new council housing was erected a few years after the old Grange Road buildings were demolished in 1963. Maisonette-style housing would be later renovated in the 1980s. Years later there was talk of demolishing them. It appears no one wanted to live in them these days because of the way they had been built with interconnecting walkways that no longer appealed to council house tenants.

Grange Road {as it is today}

Today 2020 has seen a big change in the area. The demolition of the maisonette housing has been replaced by 21st-century quality town housing.