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The conservation of historic areas in the UK: A case study of 'Grainger Town', Newcastle upon Tyne

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Pendlebury



Conservation in the UK is generally regarded as having undergone a sea-change in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as policy- and decision-makers retreated from comprehensive development and embraced conservation. Using part of the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne as a case study, this article examines this thesis. Beneath simple measures, such as the amount of the city centre which is classified as historic, a more complex picture emerges. A framework for interventions in the historic environment is theorised and there is found to be a continuing tension between conservation approaches which seek to visually manage the city and those which place stress on historic fabric and morphology.

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Author(s): Pendlebury J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cities

Year: 1999

Volume: 16

Issue: 6

Pages: 423-433

Print publication date: 01/12/1999

ISSN (print): 0264-2751

ISSN (electronic): 1873-6084

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0264-2751(99)00040-2


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