Well Street (north side) Newcastle-under-Lyme

Well St., north side, west end, Newcastle-under-Lyme
No’s 1, 3, 5 and 7 (door only) Well Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Well Street is a handsome street, with elegant brick details over the window and door openings. This is the western-most end, where it begins, next to Barracks Road. Somewhere along this part of the street, Bricknells cigarette and sweet shop could be found selling lovely home made lollies and ice cream.

Locals recall that Well Street was home to a Polish and Italian community during the sixties – maybe longer. There was a Polish shop near here – if anyone remembers where, please get in touch and I will add it to the archive. Some of the family names recalled included the Vellas, the Marconis and the Sidolis.

No’s 5 and 7 Well Street
9 and 11 Well Street

The name ‘Well Street’ suggests that there was a well here at some point. Heather Everill’s grandmother was born in No 11 Well Street and confirmed that there was indeed a well in their garden. No 11 is located opposite the opening in the present street towards Holy Trinity church.

No’s 13 and 15 Well Street, with the date stone of 1897.

The date stone marks the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and that this street was constructed 11 years after Garden Street.

17 and 19 Well Street
21 and 23 Well Street
25 and 27 Well St (North) NUL.jpg
25 and 27 Well Street – Citizens Advice Bureau.

Drawing completed using a Rotring pen with a Sumi ink wash, egg tempera and earth pigment colour wash.

To see the drawing as a whole,  or more drawings please visit  www.drawingthestreet.co.uk

Thanks for reading!


Updated 13th Jan 2017


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