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|One of the Newcastle Upon Tyne 'ancient' streets, originally being a lane running westwards from Pilgrim Street. |
It was not until improvements took place in 1824 that the street became a major thoroughfare with elegant new houses replacing gardens and middens.
The street was named after John Erasmus Blackett (1728 - 1814)who was Mayor of Newcastle on four occasions in the 18th Century.
There you have it - Blackett Street.