Housing and estates in St Anthony's
St Anthony's spans the boundary between the
Byker and Walker wards of Newcastle. There are a
number smaller neighbourhoods in the area. There are
3054 YHN properties in this area:
- 76% are houses
- 23% are flats
- 1% are bungalows.
South of Welbeck Road
The part of St Anthony's estate which is south
of Welbeck Road was built in the 1920s. However, the area has
been improved by work to the outsides of buildings and
environmental and security works.
Byker Town is north of Welbeck Road and is made up of
around 220 two-storey houses and 16 two-storey flats which
were built in the 1920s/1930s. These properties would
benefit from external environmental improvements and off road
parking facilities but the area is popular and has a
longstanding active tenants group.
Moving east towards Walker is the Roman
Avenue/Orpington Avenue area. This area has different
types of property which were built under the 1946
and 1967 Housing Acts. There are 50 non-traditional
“BISF” houses on Roman Avenue which were fully modernized in 1985.
The 1967 Act saw 62 two-storey houses and 16 two-storey flats built
in the area. These properties benefited from an external overhaul
in 1990. The area is generally very popular with few
Cresswell Street and Benson
The St Anthony's area has seen some later housing
developments such as at Cresswell Street where 33 two-storey houses
and 41-two storey flats were built from the mid 1970s. At
Benson Road, 39 two bedroom houses and 38 two-storey flats were
built in the late 1970s. The areas are popular - there
are few empty properties throughout the year.
Central Walker/Monument estate
The Walker/Monument estate is south of Grasmere
Avenue. This area consists of family homes with some two
bedroom flats and 12 bungalows. The traditionally built properties
in this area have generous gardens providing plenty of living space
Birds Nest Road
Birds Nest Road is in the south-west of
the St Anthony's area, Family homes and one bedroom
flats are in this area. Improvements to properties and the
environment have been carried out in recent years. Most homes
now benefit from double glazing, new roofs and cavity wall
insulation as well as driveways and metal fencing. The area is
popular and settled.
The Lancefield Avenue which lies at the
southern end of the St Anthony's area. The area has traditionally
built family houses and a number of three- storey blocks of flats.
The flats are part of the Walker regeneration area and
whilst they remain popular and in good condition, some blocks may
be demolished to make way for new housing developments.
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