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Ryton, The White House
The Grade II Listed White House in Ryton Village, photographed 24th June 2018. Built circa 1780 as a house but was used as The Penny Bank (savings bank) by Charles Thorpe in 1816. Now residential.
Jolly Fellows Inn, Ryton
These photographs of the former Jolly Fellows Inn, Ryton taken 24th June 2018.

Now converted into 3 residences.

This may be the third pub on this site, the original being known as The Three Jolly Lads Inn. The current building dates from 1900 with modifications having been made in the 1950's.
The Rectory, Ryton
This is the former Rectory to the Church of Holy Cross, Ryton, photographed 24th June 2018. Grade II* Listed it is now two private residential properties. Dating from the early C18 (1795) it incorporates elements from a medieval house.
Cross House, Ryton
The Grade II Listed Cross House, now used as Ryton Community Centre but built as a house in late C18. Listing text can be found @ https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101299742-cross-house-ryton-crookhill-and-stella-ward#.W2sbdbgnZtR Photographed 24th June 2018.
Holy Cross Church, Ryton
The Grade I Listed Holy Cross Church, Ryton, photographed 24th June 2018. Unfortunately not open during the visit.

Originally built in the C13 with restoration between 1877and 1886. The broach spire is thought to have bee added C14.

Listing text can be found @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101025160-church-of-holy-cross-ryton-crookhill-and-stella-ward#.W1CKJLgnZtQ

Horncliffe War Memorial
The Grade II Listed Horncliffe War Memorial, photographed 29th April 2018.

Former from Red Doddington sandstone and takes an early medieval style cross.
The memorial originally stood outside of the Presbyterian Church on Main Street but when it closed to services, now a private residence, the cross was relocated to its present position outside of the URC Church.

Unveiled on 19th September 1920 by Field Marshall Viscount Allenby and dedicated by Reverend WW Charlton

The dedication on the memorial was recut and repainted in 2016 having been for many years covered by a metal sheet. The cross head was also replaced, the original having decayed.

Further details can be seen at the North East War Memorials Project web site @ http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7670

Listing text can be found @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101438695-horncliffe-war-memorial-horncliffe#.W0YBMLgnZtQ

Ryder & Yates, TyneDeck, 1969
Currently on display at Baltic, Ryder & Yates, TyneDeck, 1969 - this courtesy of Baltic @ GeordiePhotographs.fototime.com/Gateshead%20/Baltic
Allendale
The Northumberland Market Town of Allendale.
Ryt0n Village Cross
Located on the village green the inscriptions on the base is dated 1795 and the shaft 1951. Made from sandstone, the shaft standing a 5m in height.The original mason was thought to have been local man, homas Chancer.

The cross was used by John Wesley as a point for preaching in both 1742 and 1757 and this signifies that the present cross had a predecessor.

In addition to its Grade Listing it is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM)

Ryton Methodist Church
Photographs of Ryton Methodist Church taken 24th June 2018.
Ryton War Memorial
The Grade II Listed Ryton War Memorial on Station Bank, photographed 24th June 2018.

The cross is of Portland Stone and the names of the fallen of both World Wars are listed on bronze plaques on a wall at the rear of the memorial.. Unveiled on 5th November 1921 by Major-General Sir Percy Wilkinson KCMG CB and dedicated by the Rector, Reverend CBR Hunter, and the Archdeacon of Durham. Costing £1.600 it was paid for by public subscription. Designed by Hicks and Charlwood, architects, and sculptured by SF Davidson of Newcastle.
The Half Moon Inn, Ryton
All is not lost, The Half Moon Inn continues to offer a pint and grub in Ryton Village - photographs 21st June 2018.
Ye Olde Cross Inn, Barmoor Lane, Ryton
Yet another pub in Ryton which has closed, this time its The Ye Olde Cross Inn, on Barmoor Lane, photographed 24th June 2018. Date indicates the pub was built in 1909.
Ryton Hotel
Shame to see The Ryton Hotel closed and up for sale - photographs 24th June 2018.
The Newcastle Model
The model is presently on display on the ground floor of the Central Library as part of the Great Exhibition of the North and also to house it whilst the Civic Centre, its usual home, is going redevelopment.
Antler Newcastle Alpine Bar and Kitchen
Newly opened Bar and Restaurant opened beneath 55 Degrees North.
By The River Brew Co, Hillgate Quay, Gateshead
Temporary development of bars, restaurants and retail under the Tyne Bridge.
Great Exhibition of the North 2018
Various photographs
Berwick
Lying on the English side of the Anglo Scottish Border.
Holy Trinity Church, Widdrington
This is Holy Trinity Church, Widdrington, Northumberland, photographed 17th May 2018.

Unfortunately not open during my visit.

Grade I Listed, originating in the C12 with C14 and C19 additions.

Further details can be seen at The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101371045-church-of-the-holy-trinity-widdrington-village#.WwPlciAh1tR

Widdrington First World War Memorial
This memorial to the fallen of the First World War is located in the churchyard of Holy Trinity, Widdrington, Northumberland, photographed 17th May 2018.

A rough hewn Celtic Cross formed from grey granite it stands at 5m in height. Unveiled on 28th November 1920.

Further information and research can be seen on the North East War Memorials Project web site @ http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9290

Grade II Listed - British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9290

Photographs taken 17th May 2018.

Dunstanburgh - Gull Crags
Cliffs at Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland.
Craster
The Northumberland former fishing village of Craster.
Moss Tree - Newcastle Barras Bridge
An effort to filter out particulates - photographs 16th April 2018.
Brinkburn Farmbuilding Range
Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101041900-farmbuilding-range-on-west-of-yard-at-brinkburn-lodge-brinkburn#.WvWhC5ch1tQ

Entry Name: Farmbuilding Range on West of Yard at Brinkburn Lodge
Listing Date: 15 September 1988
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041900
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236736
Location: Brinkburn, Northumberland, NE65
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Brinkburn

BRINKBURN B 6334 Farmbuilding range on west of yard at Brinkburn Lodge (South side)
NZ 19 NW
10/68

Cartshed, shelter sheds, granary and bothy. Early C19.

Squared stone with tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings; blue slate roof. 1 + 2 storeys, 6 irregular bays. Boarded double doors under tall segmental-arched cart entrance at left end; arcade of 3 similar but lower arches in centre, with 2 windows above and boarded opening with pigeon holes above right. Bothy at right end has boarded door with 5-pane overlight, 16-pane sash to left and 6-pane casement on 1st floor. Coped gables; banded ridge stack, rendered, to bothy. Right return shows O.S.B.M. Rear elevation shows boarded door to cart shed; 2 windows to granary; 8-pane sash with external iron bars and 1st floor 6-pane casement to bothy.

Listing NGR: NZ1171499105

Brinkburn Lodge
This is the Grade II Listed Brinkburn Lodge which stands to the side of the Rothbury B6334 road, photographed 6th May 2018.

Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101303955-brinkburn-lodge-brinkburn#.WvGd7pch1tQ

Entry Name: Brinkburn Lodge
Listing Date: 15 September 1988
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303955
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236735
Location: Brinkburn, Northumberland, NE65
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Brinkburn

BRINKBURN B 6334 (South side) No. 1 Brinkburn Lodge
NZ 19 NW
10/67

Lodge, early C19.

Large coursed rubble, rendered and pebbledashed, with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. Gothick style. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Central boarded door with overlight in 4-centred arch, within C20 porch; 12-pane sash windows, with intersecting heads under similar arches, to ground floor; small C20 window at 1st floor right. Coped right gable; ridge and right end stacks with chamfered caps. Two similar arched sashes on left return. Rear elevation shows renewed 12-pane sashes, to ground floor and in gabled half dormer, under square heads. All old openings in raised surrounds.

Adjacent houses are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1175499062

Horncliffe
Horncliffe - North Northumberland.
Norham
Eldon Place
A pair of Grade II Listed buildings in Eldon Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, photographed 16th April 2018.

This is the listing text courtesy of Historic England @ https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1024889

Name: 10 AND 11, ELDON PLACE
List entry Number: 1024889
District: Newcastle upon Tyne
District Type: Metropolitan Authority
Grade: II
Date first listed: 30-Mar-1987
UID: 304532

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ELDON PLACE (east side) 14/221 Nos. 10 and 11
NZ 2465 SE

2 houses, now University Offices. Circa 1828.

English bond brick with painted ashlar dressings; felt-covered roof. 3 storeys and attics; 2 bays each house. Doors in outer bays, 8-panelled at left to No. 12 and 6-panelled at right to No. 10, with overlights and cornices; panelled surround to left door. Wedge stone lintels and projecting stone sills to windows with renewed glazing. Hipped roof has small segmental-headed dormers with sashes with glazing bars; central chimney. An early semi-detached pair.

Listing NGR: NZ1884065288

South Tyne - River Views
Various views of the River South Tyne.
Great Tosson Tower Farmhouse
The Grade II Listed Tosson Tower Farmhouse at Great Tosson, Northumberland, photographed 25th March 2018.

Now a bed and breakfast establishment - http://www.tossontowerfarm.com/

Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101303355-tosson-tower-farmhouse-whitton-and-tosson#.WroieZch1tQ

Entry Name: Tosson Tower Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 May 1987
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303355
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236323
Location: Whitton and Tosson, Northumberland, NE65
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Whitton and Tosson

GREAT TOSSON Tosson Tower Farmhouse
NU 00 SW
3/84

Farmhouse, formerly an inn. Mid C18, porch mid C19.

Ashlar with plinth and rusticated quoins, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with lower 2-bay wing to left. Large porch with round-headed doorway under label mould well-carved griffin above; gabled roof with kneelers and ball finials porch returns have 5-light mullioned windows. Sash windows, with intermediate glazing bars removed, in raised stone surrounds. Steeply pitched gabled roof with flat coping and kneelers. Ridge and left end stack.

Rear is 2 storeys plus basements due to lie of land. Gabled stair projection: former lean-to on right raised to full height mid C19.

Listing NGR: NU0296600568

Embleton Links Pill Box
20th century meets 13th Century at Dunstanburgh Links, 19th February 2018, a Second World War Pill Box and Dunstanburgh Castle. The octagonal concrete pill box looking out onto Embleton Bay.
Mean Eyed Cat - St Thomas Street
Newly opened Micro Pub - photographs 9th March 2018.
Shilbottle War Memorial
Photographed 10th February 2018 this is the Shilbottle War Memorial, unveiled by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, 3rd August 2014.

Dunstanstead Links
Photographs 10th February 2018
Embleton War Memorial
The Grade II Listed Embleton War Memorial which stands in Spitalford Cemetery. photographed 10th February 2018.
Red Barns
Cfawhall Road - photographed 12th February 2018
Alnmouth
Northumberland coastal village of Alnmouth.
Rumbling Ken - Howick, Northumberland
Rumbling Kern is considered to take its name from sea water which finds its way into the void within the rock and is expelled under pressure giving a rumbling sound.

It is also claimed to have been one of the sandy bays in Northumberland where illicit smuggling took place.

It was also used a scene in The Vera TV series.

Photographed 10th February 2018

The Sill - National Landscape Discovery Centre
From The Sill web site @ https://www.thesill.org.uk/

A world class building in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed in the Northumberland National Park. The building is the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park and YHA England and Wales.

The Sill is a showcase of local pride and passion. It features exhibitions, learning and event spaces, a local food café, a world-class Youth Hostel, rural business hub, and a shop specialising in local crafts and produce.

Percy's Cross,Beanley ,Hedgeley ,Northumberland
This is the Grade II* Listed Percy's Cross, Beanley, Hedgeley, Northumberland, photographed 27th December 2017. It is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM)

Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101041952-percys-cross-with-enclosing-wall-and-railings-hedgeley#.WlSsajfLhtQ

Entry Name: Percys Cross with Enclosing Wall and Railings
Listing Date: 31 December 1969
Grade: II*
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041952
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236558
Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Hedgeley

HEDGELEY A 697 (East side) Percy's Cross, with enclosing wall and railings
NU 01 SE
4/214
31.12.69

Wayside cross, later C15; C19 wall and railings.

Sandstone, cast iron. Square socket stone carrying shaft with chamfered angles; each face bears relief carvings of crescents, fusils and lucies (pikes), with fetterlocks on the angle chamfers. Head missing; overall height c.3 metres.

Enclosing dwarf wall with chamfered coping, carrying rails with barbed tops; similar gate on north.

The carved motifs are all Percy emblems; the cross commemorates Sir Ralph Percy, who fell leading the Lancastrian army at the battle of Hedgeley Moor, 23rd April 1464.

Listing NGR: NU0540619267

This note on the SAM inclusion courtesy of Historic England @ https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1006578

Percy’s Cross not only has merit as a standing medieval wayside cross, it also commemorates the death of Sir Ralph Percy at the battle of Hedgeley Moor. The battle was part of the War of the Roses and was a key event in a formative period of English history. The monument contributes significantly to our understanding of medieval religious customs, sculptural traditions, medieval routeways and to our knowledge of the social and political upheaval caused by the War of the Roses.

3 College Street - Newcastle Racquet Courts
Designed by Hubert Laws and opened in 1888. Built for members of the Union Club on Westgate Road. Rackets (or racquets) was a cross between real tennis and squash. An earlier uncovered court measuring 112 feet x 62 feet had been built in Newgate Street in 1823. The College Street court conformed to the new standard 60 feet x 30 feet, established by the Prince's Club in London in 1853. The balls were made of compressed cloth covered in white sheepskin. The court is a plain unadorned brick building. It has a viewing gallery on the fourth side, accessed by an ornate spiral staircase. The Newcastle court is only one of two surviving in the north. The other is the Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club, dating from 1880. Squash has since become more popular and the College Street court has also been used for badminton, judo and a creche. It has lain empty since 2010
800th anniversary of the Mayoralty and the 800th anniversary of the burgesses of the City Freemen
The Freemen of Newcastle have kindly funded banners, to raise awareness of the 800th anniversary of the Mayoralty and the 800th anniversary of the burgesses of the City (Freemen), and these have been installed in the City Centre.

The banners depict the 800th City Crest and also the individual company crests of the Freemen.

2016 marks the creation of Newcastle’s Mayoralty and of Newcastle’s Burgesses (Freemen). King John, by Charter, granted Newcastle to the Freemen at an annual payment of £100 which appeared until quite recently in the City's annual accounts.

The 1216 Royal Charter allowed the merchants to elect their own mayor and to control trade on the River Tyne. This Charter and its successors were repeatedly confirmed by successive Sovereigns. This is a historic landmark for two of the oldest surviving institutions in the City.
A&P Yard - Hebburn
Some shots of vessels in the former Palmers Yard ar Hebburn - now A&P.
Acklington
This is St John the Devine in the Northumbrian village of Acklington. The Church was consecrated in 1861 and designed by James Eason (1860). Acklington is a very small rural village and is more famed for its World War 2 Airfield and the present day Young Offenders Prison.
Ad Gefrin
This monument on the north side of the Wooler to Kirknewton road (B6351) stands this testimonial to the site of Ad Gefrin the royal residence of early Anglo-Saxon kings.

Check out these links for further information:
http://www.gefrin.com/gefrin/gefrin.html
http://gefrintrust.org/
Alderman Fenwicks House
The building dates from the 17th Century and its structure is quite complex having included parts of adjoining properties and also extensions which over the years have been demolished.

Probably safe to say that this is the oldest brick built house in the City Centre.

Built as a home for Fenwick who was a Merchant it went on to become part of the Queens Head Hotel then the Newcastle Liberal Club. Unfortunately it was then left to decline for a number of years and was threatened by its then owners with demolition. However Newcastle City Council stepped in and purchased the building in 1980 and leased it to the Tyne and Wear Buildings Preservation Trust who carried out the restoration. The restoration was completed in 1997 and the building is now used as offices.

A Grade 1 Listed.

Not open to the public but often takes part in the Heritage Open Days Weekend.
All Saints Cemetery
This Cemetery stands on Jesmond Road, opposite Jesmond Old Cemetery.

This Cemetery is not connected with All Sants Church and is owned and operated by Newcastle City Council.

Opened in 1857 and designed by Newcastle Architect Benjamin Green.

Interesting point from Alan Morgan’s book “Beyond the Grave – Exploring Newcastle’s Burial Grounds” – When Carliol Square Gaol closed in 1924 the bodies of executed prisoners (previously buried within the confines of the Gaol) were reinterred in All Saints Cemetery in an unmarked mass grave.
All Saints Church
This album contains photographs of one of Newcastle's oldest former Parish Church, All Saints.

The present Church dates from 1786 and was designed by David Stephenson. This pre-dates an earlier Church (All Hallows) which had been allowed to become derelict.

Claims have been made that the site of the Church housed a Roman Temple.

The Church is presently used by the Anglican Old Church and is known as Saint Willibrord with All Saints. The Church has its own web site at:
http://tinyurl.com/ivrk

See the sub album for photographs from my climb up the Spire of All Saints
All Saints Church Rennington
A parochial chapelry built in 1831 on the site of a 12th century Norman chapel.

The present church was paid for by Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland at the cost of £700.

The font in the current church is thought to be from the original building and may date from the 14th century, although I see that Pesvner claims it came from Embleton Church.

Since its opening in 1831 the building has undergone further changes including the enlargement of the churchyard in 1890 which was perhaps a strange decison given that it closed to burials in 1892. A graveyard was however opened adjacent to the churchyard in 1949.

Photographed 12th November 2017.

Alnwick
Some say the capital of Northumbria.
Alston
Not quite the North East of England - located in Cumbria on the border with Northumberland.
Amble
Northumbrian fishing port of Amble.
Amsterdam
Various photographs taken in Amsterdam
Andy Treadwells' - John Cleave's Building Mural
The launch of Andy Treadwells' Mural on the frontahe of John Cleave'sw building on Union Road, Blyth, 18th August 2013.

Based on views of Blyth.
Angel of the North
Situated within the Borough of Gateshead, The Angel of the North is a major attraction to visitors - about 150,000 a year stop to see the awe-inspiring sculpture close up. The scale cannot fail to impress them, at 20 metres (65 feet) it is more than the height of four double decker buses. Its wings will be 54 metres (175 feet) wide - almost as long as the wings of a Jumbo jet The Angel also has a warm, appealing colour. It is of a special weather resistant steel which contains copper. The surface oxidises to form a patina which mellows with age to a rich red brown colour.
Arthurs Hill Area
This part of Newcastle Upon Tyne is more or less a square area bordered by Diana Street to the South, Barrack Road to the East, The General Hospital to the North and Westgate Road to the West..
Ashington
Starting off with a couple of photographs of dusk at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Park
Backworth and Shiremoor
Bainbridge Poster
A 19th Century Advert for the Newcastle Upi Tyne Store of Bainbridge & Co
Ballast Hills Graveyard
The Ballast Hills Graveyard was used to bury non-conformists with the earliest burial taking place in the Plague year of 1609. As the name suggests the graves were dug in what was a Ballast Hill - the Ballast coming from ships on the nearby Tyne. The graveyard was formalised in 1785 with a wall being built and charges being made for burials. The last burial was in 1853. Should you require any further information or details of individuals headstones, please contact me by e-mail.
Bamburgh
The Olde english for 'Bebbes Fortified Place' - Bebbe was the Queen of Aethlefrith, 7th century King of Northumbria (From Abberwick to Yetlington by Ian Robinson). A lovely North Northumberland Village with imposing Castle, Church and home to Grace Darling amongst other things.
Bank of England Demolition
This is the former Bank of England building that sits overlooking Swan House Roundabout and which had entrances on Pilgrim Street and Carliol Square.

Built between 1968 and 1971 to a design by Architects Fitzroy, Robinson and Partners.

The demolition of the building down to ground (Pilgrim Street) level began in April 2012, the levels including the vaults will be left in situ for the moment.
Bardon Mill Pottery
The largest building in the village is the Errington Reay & Co. Ltd pottery which is the only licensed producer of salt glazed pottery in the United Kingdom.

Originally built in 1760 as a water powered woollen mill. A fire in 1876 caused a change in business when the woollen mill machinery was destroyed. The mill was then converted into a pottery by Robert Errington and William Reay for the manufacture of salt glazed sanitary ware.

Today the pottery still practices the traditional way of manufacture such as hand thrown clay and products dried in coal fired down draught kilns. The production of salt glazed clay involves the kiln being heated to 1,260 degrees centigrade, salt is thrown into the kiln which vaporises and reacts with the silica in the clay resulting in the salt glaze. The process takes two days to complete.

These photographs taken 17th July 2014:

Barras Bridge
Bath Lane
Bath Lane runs from the end of Wellington Street down to the junction with Westgate Road and Thornton Street.

To the eastern side of Bath Lane lie a good section of the City Walls and also Newcastle’s China Town (Stowell Street).

So why is it called Bath Lane, it is named after the public baths that were built there in 1781 by Dr Hall and Messrs H Gibson and R B Abbs (Surgeon), the baths being located towards the southern end of Bath Lane. The baths were privately owned and featured a large swimming pool as well as a Buxton vapour bath. R J Charleton describes the baths in 1800 as consisting of medicated vapour baths, hot, tepid or of Buxton temperature, together with enclosed baths for ladies and gentlemen, also a large open or swimming baths, where the young gentlemen acquire this necessary art, free from the dangers of those fatal accidents which too frequently happen in large rivers or deep ponds.

Bath Lane is also famous for it being the one time home of Rutherford College and a foundation stone from that building sits forlornly on the roadside marking the spot where the building once stood.

Also of note is the former Fever Hospital (Recovery House) which was opened in 1804 and is now the home to NEMLAC. The Fever Hospital was strategically positioned outside of the City Walls and treated contagious diseases such as small pox, typhoid etc. It closed in 1888.
Beamish Museum
A visit to Beamish Museum - 18th May 2014
Bedlington
Bellasis Bridge
Bellasis Bridge - Near Horton Grange In 1239, Roger de Merley gave the Abbey the bridge of Horton over the River Blyth and free passage, portage and carriage over his land for the transport of peat and farm produce from Horton Grange to Morpeth. This is the bridge now known as the Bellasis Bridge. It can be found on the road which runs from Horton Grange to Tranwell. Special thanks to Dan Ellis for the black and white photograph - taken by him as a 12 year old in December 1955.
Bellingham
Bellingham is a village in Northumberland, to the north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne and is situated on the Hareshaw burn at its confluence with the River North Tyne.
Bellister Castle
To the north of Featherstone is the Grade I Listed Bellister Castle, located on the eastern side of the River South Tyne. Bellister takes its name from the Norman French bel-estre, ‘fine place’. Unfortunately the castle is not open to the public but it can be viewed from the nearby road, Bellister Bank.

The castle is actually a ruined tower house (pele) dating from the 13th century, with an additional house attached in the 17th century, it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. There is some contention as to whether the mound on which the castle stands is natural or part of an earlier motte and bailey castle. There is a claim that the stone for the construction of the tower may have been taken from Hadrian’s Wall.

The attached three story seven bedroomed house has a date stone showing 1669 and the building was much remodelled by Newcastle architect John Dobson in 1826 and 1890. The castle is under the custodianship of the National Trust and the house is leased as a private residence.

The castle does of course have a ghost tale, allegedly haunted by the Grey Man who was a travelling minstrel. It appears that the then owner of the castle, Lord Blenkinsopp, unjustly accused the man of being a Scottish spy and had his servant set their dogs against him. The minstrel was torn to shreds by the dogs and now haunts the place of his death.

One other myth concerns an old sycamore tree which stands in the grounds of the castle. It is known as the ‘hanging tree’ and the tale is that it was used by Cavaliers to execute captured Roundheads during the Civil War.
Bells Court
Bells Court used to run off Pilgrim Street and ran down to Carliol Square. These images taken 26th December 2004.
Benton Square Mission
These photographs of the 1904 rebuilt Benton Mission Chapel taken 19th March 2017.
Benwell
This is Benwell, a suburb of Newcastle Upon Tyne, lying to the West of the City.
Bessie Surtees House
This series of photographs (Digital) of Bessie Surtees House on Newcastle's Quayside were taken, 16th September 2000 as part of the Heritage Open Day Scheme. Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Bewick Court
This is the elevated area above John Dobson Street.
Bewick Street
Named after the Artist,Wood Engraver and Naturalist THOMAS BEWICK (1753-1828) who lived nearby between 1781 and 1812.
Bigg Market
The World Famous Bigg Market area of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Renowned for its lively bars short skirted lasses and lads in shirt sleeves..
Billy Mill Roundabout - Coast Road
Photographs of the changes to Billy Mill Roundabout, North Shields.
Black and White Day
This set of photographs were taken by my mate Bernie Lonnberg - they show the celebration of Black and White Day in Newcastle on 12th May 2006. This being to honour the retirement of Alan Shearer - top scorer at Newcastle United FC
Black Gate Visit - 23rd February 2013
A tour of the Black Gate by Kate Sussams , Project Manager of the Old Newcastle Project on 23rd February 2013.
Blackett Street
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.
Blackfriars
Some of Newcastle Upon Tyne's oldest set of buildings dating from before 1240.

Originally a monastery and then used for housing and a meeting place for the City's Guilds. Well restored and well worth a visit.
Blanchland
Blanchland is a village in Northumberland, England, on the County Durham boundary.
Blandford Square
Blandford Square - Workshop Demolition
Whilst not 'historically important' the fact that a gap will shortly open up right next to Blandford House is worthy of mention and 'recording'.

Not a series of buildings that would immediately spring to mind, but there are workshops and offices to the immediate North of the Discovery Museum, red bricked, and previously used as premises for carpenters, French polishers, a saw mill, smithy and stables, owned by the Co-op and built between 1912 and 1930. A second level to the offices next to the Museum appears to have been built post World War 2.

The Co-op want to sell the land as a development and have Carter Towler touting the plot - http://www.cartertowler.co.uk/propertylisting.php
Blaydon
Blaydon on Tyne stands on the South side of the Tyne, opposite Newcastle Upon Tyne..
Blaydon Bridge
This road bridge carries the A1 from North to South of the River Tyne at Blaydon and Scotswood.
Blaydon Road Bridge
Designed by Bullen and Partners with building work by Edmund Nuttall, Blaydon Road Bridge was built between 1987 and 1990, now carrying the A1. It was opened to traffic on 3rd December 1990, the Queen having officially unveiled a plaque on the bridge, 1st December 1990.

The cost of buildings the bridge was £17 millions.

Dimensions are:
Total length 332 m
Width 14.6 m
Longest span 108 m
Blenheim Street
Various views of this area of Newcastle Upon Tyne, including the Tyne & Wear Science Museum. The museum is situated in Blandford Square and is well worth a visit. It's FREE to get in and contains a lot of exhibits arsing from the Tyneside area including the ship Turbinia. Blenheim Street is named after the Duke of Marlborough's victory over the Fench in 1704..
Blue Carpet
This piece of modern art can be found outside of The Laing Art Gallery in Newbridge Street. Thomas Heatherwick Studio is the team behind the innovative Blue Carpet design for Newcastle city centre; the first new public space in the city this century. Thomas Heatherwick Studio's design was the winning entry in a public competition launched by Newcastle City Council in July 1996 in partnership with local business, Northern Arts and Tyne and wear Museums. The scheme received its funding from the Arts Lottery Fund and the European Regional Development.
Blyth
Various photographs of Blyth including some of the visit by HMS Blyth in April 2002
Blyth Cemetery
This is the Council operated cemetery on the road between Blyth and Seaton Sluice.
Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind farm
Various photographs of the Wind Farm installed September - October 2017.
Blyth Tall Ships Regatta 2016
Various photographs taken at the event.
Bolam - St Andrews Church
It is interesting to note that a Medieval Village once stood next to St Andrews Church, it is now long gone, leaving the Church to stand on its own. The Church features a Saxon Tower, dating from 960 A.D. with much of the building added and remodelled over the years including much building work in the Norman period (12th Century). The Churchyard holds many graves dating from the 17th Century and includes such notables as the Middleton Family from nearby Belsay Hall and a grave dedicated to the owners of Shortflatt Tower.
Bolland Memorial - Bullen Memorial, St Mary the Virgin, Morpeth
This is the memorial to the Reverend John Bolland, a curate of the parish who died in Jerusalem in 1857 and is buried on Mount Sion. Photographed 10th September 2015 during my Heritage Open Days 2015 visit.

Not quite sure why the memorial is also known as the Bullen Memorial?

Grade II Listed, this is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...-#.VfaG6_SAm35

Description: Bullen Memorial 100 Yards North West of Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238724

OS Grid Reference: NZ1962685127
OS Grid Coordinates: 419626, 585127
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1601, -1.6935

Location: 34 St Marys Field, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2QX

Locality: Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 2QX

MORPETH HIGH CHURCH
NZ 1985
24/236
Bullen Memorial
approx 100 yards north west of Church of St. Mary

II

Churchyard memorial. c.1860 (records death in Jerusalem in 1857), to Rev. John Bullen. Sandstone. Gothic style. Large pinnacle c.33 ft. high with base of 4 square steps. 2 tiers of gabled lucarnes, the upper tier elaborately crocketed and with angels at the foot of each gable. Foliated-cross finial. Copper plate with inscription.

Listing NGR: NZ1962885126
Bolton Chapel
This is the chapel of ease to St Johnthe Baptist Edlingham (previously covered at http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=132325190&postcount=910 ) located in the hamlet of Bolton, Northumberland and these photographs were taken on 16th April 2003.

A church has been on this site since Saxon times and the first recorded history is from 1175 when ownership was transferred, along with that of Edlingham Church, from St Albans Abbey to Durham Priory.

It is thought that parts of the chapel date from the time when it was a leper hospital. Robert de Ros, Baron of Wark-on-Tweed, and his wife Isabella, who was the daughter of King William I, founded the leper hospital at Bolton which was dedicated to St Thomas the Martyr in In 1225. Following the Reformation in 1547.the hospital was dissolved but the chapel survived.

One famous visitor was the Earl of Surrey (Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk) who in September 1513 celebrated holy communion in the chapel two days before the Battle Of Flodden. See my previous mention of the Earl of Surrey @ http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=133217632&postcount=1374

Grade II Listed this is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-236566-bolton-chapel-hedgeley-#.V1LbRL6um34

Description: Bolton Chapel
Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236566

OS Grid Reference: NU1063513675
OS Grid Coordinates: 410635, 613675
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4169, -1.8335

Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland NE66 2EE

Locality: Hedgeley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 2EE
HEDGELEY BOLTON NU 11 SW
9/221 formerly listed as Bolton Chapel 21.12.69 Church, dedication unknown

II

Chapel-of-ease, Anglican. Chancel arch C12, chancel walls probably medieval, nave and north transept early C19", south porch and vestry c.1868.

Chancel coursed rubble with later ashlar dressings; C19 parts tooled stone with ashlar dressings, except for rock-faced porch; Welsh slate roofs, with 3 bands of green fishscale slates on South slde of chancel.

Aisleless 4-bay nave with south porch and north transept, small chancel with north vestry Romanesque style. Nave has 4 round-arched single-light windows in double-chamfered surrounds on south, 2 similar windows on-north, and a wider round-arched west window; small arched bellcote o west gable. South porch has studded double doors under trefoil arch, and cross finial; inside porch panelled double doors with metal-latticed fanlight, under double-chamfered arch on moulded imposts. North transept has triplet of round-headed lights to north. Similar stepped triplet with circular light above in east end of chancel; single-light window on south to east of earlier blocked window. Ring cross finial on east gable.

Interior: Plastered. Semicircular chancel arch, stepped towards nave, on worn imposts carried back as band along east wall of nave. Early C19 3-bay screen of moulded arches on slender round piers wit scalloped caps, to north transept. Collar-beam roof trusses with upper king posts, those to transept and chancel with arch braces on moulded corbels, the latter with pierced infill and wallplate. Boarding between rafters painted blue spangled with gold stars.

Small font with round shaft and moulded bowl dated '1732' in north transept; elaborate C19 Romanesque font in nave. Wrought-iron altar rails and Minton tiles in sanctuary. Coat of arms o Martha Burrill, d.1700, on south of chancel; similar painted coat of arms on north of nave. Severa C18 and C19 wall tablets, including monument to Forster family (1790-1809), with draped urn signed by R. Blore, and 1864 tablet to Lewis de Crespigny Buckle, who perished at sea on the S.S. Nemesis.

Listing NGR: NU1063513675

Bonga
Newcastle, United Kingdom (16 November 2002) – Following a 13,000 nautical mile journey from South Korea, the massive 300,000 tonne Bonga hull has arrived safely at AMEC’s Wallsend facility on Tyneside. The company will now spend the next 10 months project managing the programme to turn the hull into one of the largest and most complex floating oil and gas production facilities ever built. The vessel will begin working for Shell of the West African coast in early 2004.
Bothal
A lovely village, no more than a single row of estate cottages which sit close to the River Wansbeck. The Church of St Andrews dates from the 13th Century and contains the graves of the Ogle Family whose Family Seat was at the nearby Bothal Castle.
Bothal Castle
Photographs of Bothal Castle taken on 10th September 2015, unfortunately the Castle's Gatehouse is a private residence of the Cavendish-Bentinck family and not open to the public.

Grade i Listed, this is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-235949-bothal-castle-gatehouse-and-adjacent-win#.Vfae_fSAm34

Description: Bothal Castle Gatehouse and Adjacent Wing to West

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 April 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 235949

OS Grid Reference: NZ2398586520
OS Grid Coordinates: 423985, 586520
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1724, -1.6250

Location: Bothal Bank, Wansbeck, Northumberland NE61 6SL

Locality: Ashington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 6SL

BOTHAL BOTHAL VILLAGE
NZ 2386 (West side)

7/79 Bothal Castle: Gatehouse and adjacent wing to west 14/4/49
I

Castle gatehouse, probably c.1343 when Robert Bertram obtained licence to crenellate, restored from ruin 1830-31: adjacent wing c.1858, incorporating some medieval walling, extended and heightened 1909; C19 and early C20 work for Sample family, agents for Duke of Portland.

Squared stone with cut dressings; gatehouse roof leaded, Lakeland slates on wing. Gatehouse rectangular in plan, with semi-octagonal turrets flanking entrance on north, and rectangular south-west stair turret.

North elevation: Gatehouse 3 storeys, 3 bays and 2-bay right wing. Moulded pointed central arch with portcullis slot, 1st floor window of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil in spandrel, 3-light square-headed window with transom above. Flanking turrets have 3-light windows, mostly C19, except for single- light loops to ground floor left. Crenellated parapet with gargoyles, important display of contemporary heraldry and 2 worn stone figures (of. Alnwick Castle). Inner return of each turret shows blocked shoulder-arched door, probably early C19. 2-bay wing to right has 3-light mullioned windows (those on 2nd floor blocked) and crenellated parapet. Left return of gatehouse shows original 2-light lst-floor window and 3-light transomed window above.

South elevation, to bailey: Gatehouse has double-chamfered arch; original 2-light window above with C15 transomed 2-light window with panel traceried head on right, brought from Cockle Park Tower in 1830-31 restoration. 3- and 4-light transomed windows to 2nd floor, the latter a late C19 insertion. Small loops to right and in taller projecting stair turret on left. Wing to left 4 storeys, 3 bays; projecting embattled porch with moulded arch, 2- 3- and 4-light mullioned windows, some transomed. 2-storey extension on far left projects beyond line of curtain wall.

Interior: Gate passage has pointed rib vault with 4 murder-holes. Blocked shouldered doorway in each wall, and 2 chamfered loops on west. Ground floor chambers have round-arched rib vaults. 1st floor chamber has segmental ribbed rear arches to original windows, some with window seats. Newel stair capped by ribbed umbrella vault; shoulder-arched doorways. Wing has open-well closed-string stair with turned balusters. 1st floor drawing room has C15 fireplace with embattled lintel, brought from Cockle Park, and oak panelling originally from East-Indiaman ship. One wall, and stair, have plasterwork in imitation of panelling.

Historial Note: The Bertrams were lords from the late C12 until 1406, when the estate passed to the Ogles. Sir John Ogle was besieged here by his elder brother Sir Robert, who took the castle but was later compelled to return it to Sir John.

Listing NGR: NZ2398586520
Branton and Glanton United Reformed Church
These photographs of Branton and Glanton United Reformed Church taken in Glanton Village on 27th December 2017.

Grade II Listed, this is the listing text courtesy of Th British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101371089-branton-and-glanton-united-reformed-church-glanton#.WkUK_TfLhtQ

Entry Name: Branton and Glanton United Reformed Church
Listing Date: 25 August 1987
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1371089
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236557
Location: Glanton, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Glanton

GLANTON WEST TURNPIKE (South side) Glanton Village.
NU 0614
20/213

United Reformed Church, formerly Presbyterian. 1783; porch and stair projection 1912 by George Reavell of Alnwick.

C18 part squared stone with cut dressings. 1912 extension tooled squared stone with ashlar dressings.

Welsh slate roof with timber belfry under lead cap.
1783 building a simple rectangular preaching box.

North elevation, to street; 1912 extension in 2 sections. Tall plinth. Lower right part has half-glazed double doors in lugged architrave flanked by 2-light windows with projecting sills and blocks beneath; moulded cornice broken forward above door, and flat-coped parapet. Stair projection on left has broad rusticated angle pilasters and arched window in shouldered and lugged architrave with triple keystone; open-pedimented gable.

1783 church above and behind extension has slender raised pilasters at angles and 2 windows in raised stone surrounds, that to left blocked and partly hidden by stair projection. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; bellcote near left end of ridge has twin pointed- arched openings and swept pyramidal cap with weathervane. Returns each show angle pilasters linked by band at eaves level; keyed oculus (that on east with clock) and cruciform loop in each gable; east end also shows central gallery window in raised stone surround, above inserted window in tooled-and-margined alternating-block surround. South elevation 4 bays, symmetrical. Centre bays have tall arched windows in raised stone surrounds with imposts and keystones; end bays have similar but shorter windows to both ground floor and gallery levels; the lower ones originally doorways. All windows have 1912 leaded glazing.

Interior: Panelled east gallery (remodelled 1912 using old material) on 2 round columns with moulded caps and bases carrying fluted frieze and modillion cornice. Other woodwork all 1912; numbered pews with frames for pew-rent cards. Wall tablet as World War I memorial.

Listing NGR: NU0691214504

Brazil versus New Zealand - Olympics 2012
Photographs taken by my son Scott on 1st August 2012 at St James' Park - Brazil versus New Zealand in the 2012 Olympics.
Brinkburn Priory
Grade I Listed, this is the listing text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-236739-the-priory-church-brinkburn-#.WF6fJVxWK34

Description: The Priory Church

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236739

OS Grid Reference: NZ1159398324
OS Grid Coordinates: 411593, 598324
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2789, -1.8190

Location: Brinkburn, Northumberland NE65 8AT

Locality: Brinkburn
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 8AT

BRINKBURN BRINKBURN PRIORY (formerly listed as Brinkburn Priory Church)
NZ 19 NW
10/70
21.10.53
GV I

Church of Augustinian Priory, c.1190-1220; fell into ruins in C17 but conservatively restored 1858-59 by Thomas Austin of Newcastle for Cadogan Hodgson Cadogan.

Squared stone with cut dressings; roof of small red clay tiles. Cruciform plan; nave with north aisle of 6 narrow bays, low crossing tower, transepts with 2-bay eastern aisles and 2-bay aisleless presbytery; some ruins of the chapter house vestibule or slype adjoin the south transept. Transitional style.

Nave: Main north entrance in 2nd bay from west: round arch of 3 orders with beakheads, chevron, zigzag and billet hood; carved capitals to jamb shafts; large dog-tooth to jambs and to outer angles of gabled projection holding doorway with arcade of 3 trefoiled arches above. Aisle wall has chamfered plinth, pilaster buttresses and broad lancet windows. Tall round headed clerestorey windows. West end: nave north-west turret with shafted angles and pyramidal cap; the south-west turret which had fallen before the restoration, rebuilt to eaves level only. Wall arcade of pointed arches below a similar but taller arcade incorporating 3 tall lancets; jambs shafts missing; 3 stepped lancets in the gable. South nave wall arcade of trefoiled arches between the 2 processional doors under C19 pent tiled canopies: western door has moulded round arch on shafted jambs with dogtooth, all much renewed; eastern door has moulded and ornamented arch with tegulated hood and carved capitals to former jamb shafts. Above is rebate for timbers of cloister walk roof, and 5 tall round-headed windows. South transept: west wall has round-arched moulded doorway with waterleaf capitals to former jamb shafts, and twin rebated book lockers, with 2 tall round-headed windows above; south wall has clasping buttresses, blocked door to right stair and C19 Romanesque wheel window in gable; attached transverse arch and fragments of side walls of formerly-vaulted east-west chamber; east wall has lancets to aisle and round-arched clerestorey. In angle of south transept and presbytery, above aisle roof, is small statue in C16 canopied niche. North transept has similar east elevation; north wall has central projecting stair turret with small loops, flanked by lancets with round-headed windows above; turret is capped by gabled late C19 bellcote with cusped bargeboards. North end of aisle has small C14 trefoiled ogee window. Presbytery has lancets with round-headed windows above in side walls,with strings at sill levels; 3 tiers of lancets, the uppermost stepped, in east end, divided by buttresses which pass from square to semi-octagonal to keeled section as they rise; C19 finial cross. All parts of the church have a C19 eaves,cornice on moulded corbels. The central tower rises little above the roof ridges, and has a plain parapet.

Interior: Nave arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches with chamfered hoods, on octagonal piers with moulded caps; tympanum openings, above piers, of twin moulded round arches. Chamfered string between arcade and tympanum, moulded string between tympanum and clerestorey. Aisle has moulded springers for vault, never completed. Crossing has tall moulded pointed arches on shafted jambs. Transepts show similar detail to nave; aisles, each formerly a pair of chapels, have quadripartite vaults with chamfered ribs; piscina in southernmost chapel. Presbytery has string courses at sill levels and double-arched recess with piscina on south; blocked shoulder-arched door to former sacristy on north. C19 arch-braced collarbeam roofs.

The only medieval monuments are a fine cross slab with an inscription to Prior William, a suffragan Bishop of Durham, d.1484, and a few plain slabs; several C17 and C18 ledger stones. Pink marble slab to Cadogan Hodgson Cadogan d.1888, the restorer, in centre of presbytery. C19 tiled floors throughout. Stained glass: grisaille window, south of presbytery, by Austin incorporating fragments of original glass; other windows by Wailes and (east end) Clayton and Bell. Romanesque carved stone altar of 1898; late C19 choir stalls; panelled wood pulpit on stone base, dated 1874. 1868 organ by William Hill. Plain medieval font in presbytery.

A.B.E. Clark 'Brinkburn Priory' (D.0.E. guide) l982.

Broad Chare
Chare is a Geordie word meaning a narrow lane. Along the Quayside of Newcastle Upon Tyne there are a number of Chares and were often the dividing line between properties. Many of the Chares were destroyed in the Great fire of 1854. Whilst most Chares were very narrow, Broad Chare was the widest and was said to have been wide enough to allow two carts to pass. Broad Chare runs from the Quayside up to the Northern end of the Tyne Bridge. Another area steeped in history..
Brown Ale - Shearer Special
Special edition bottles of the famous Newcastle Brown Ale featuring soccer legend Alan Shearer have gone on sale across the country. The Newcastle United star, who recently broke the club's goal-scoring record, retires at the end of this season. To honour his achievements, Scottish and Newcastle have created a limited edition of about 2.5 million bottles featuring his face on the front. The bottles are on sale in pubs and clubs from Monday. The label's traditional red and yellow colours has been replaced with the Toon Army's black and white stripes. 'Devoted following' On the back of the bottle, a tribute is made to Shearer's scoring feats. It is the first time in the brew's 79-year history that a celebrity has featured on its packaging. The brewery has made a donation to Shearer's testimonial charity fund for the right to create the special labels, which it believes will become collector's items.
Brunswick
Some photographs of The Big Waters pub - formerly The Ca Canny - especially for Dan Ellis from Brisbane Australia
Brunswick Methodist Church
A Grade II Listed building, this is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...hodist-chapel-

Description: Brunswick Methodist Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304440

OS Grid Reference: NZ2482764497
OS Grid Coordinates: 424827, 564497
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9745, -1.6137

Location: Eldon Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7AT

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 7AT

NZ 2464 NE and NE 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRUNSWICK PLACE (west end)

16/135 and 20/135 Brunswick Methodist Chapel.

G.V. II

Methodist chapel. Dated 1820 in pediment.

Brick with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. 2-storey, 5-bay pedimented east front, the right bay obscured by buildings.

Steps up to Tuscan porch with prominent cornice which contains steps up to central 6-panelled double door, with radiating glazing bars to fanlight. Round-headed windows, most with stone sills, in arched recesses have sill band to upper windows.

Eaves level band; 3 rectangular stone surrounds to ventilators, the central blind, in projecting bays under pediment; pediment continuous with cornice partly over side bays with ramped coping to meet it. Plainer door and windows in 6-bay left return to Northumberland Court, the last 3 bays pedimented.

Interior: ground floor extensively altered c.1983 and first floor inserted; upper part; now chapel, has panelled gallery and pews; plaster walls and delicate stucco ceiling decoration; Corinthian pilasters frame west apse containing wide panelled pulpit.

Listing NGR: NZ2482764497

According to Pevsner the architect may have been a W. Sherwood.
Brydee Alice Mary Ellwood
Photographs of our first grandchild, born in the RVI on 17th July 2009 at 05.50. Born at the weight of 6 lbs and 12 oz. Parents are my son Scott and his partner Emily.
Burradon and Camperdown
Two former Pit Villages
Burradon Tower
According to the Sitelines web site @ http://museums.ncl.ac.uk/archive/index.html "The tower measures 25 feet 3 inches x 22 feet 6 inches, and is 3 storeys high. It has a vaulted ground floor and a newel stair in the south-east angle gives access to the upper floors. There is a secondary fireplace (with the initials of Lancelot Ogle, and date 1633 on the lintel) in the east wall ot the second storey. By the 19th century, after it had become part of the adjoining farm, there had been further alterations. By the early 20th century it was ruinous and neglected - parts of the east and west walls have fallen out. There is no secure evidence for the date of the tower, one of the most southerly of its type"
Byker
Various photographs of Byker - part of Newcastle's East End..
Byker & Heaton Cemetery
The Byker and Heaton Cemetery is located in the High Heaton area of Newcastle Upon Tyne, on Benton Road and Etherstone Avenue. It was opened in 1890 and is owned by Newcastle City Council
Bywell Volume 1
A wonderful hamlet standing next to the River Tyne, close to Corbridge.Bywell features twin churches adjacent to each other as well as a Castle. The existence of two churches within yards of each other is a result of Bywell originally having two Manors, seperated by a road. The churches therefore covered two distinct parochial area's Well worth a visit to see Bywell - If anyone is looking for accomodation in Bywell, why not take a look at The Old Vicarage (Premier Bed and Breakfast) - aim your browser at their web site: http://www.oldvicaragebywell.fsnet.co.uk/index.htm
Bywell Volume 2
Tyne, close to Corbridge.Bywell features twin churches adjacent to each other as well as a Castle. The existence of two churches within yards of each other is a result of Bywell originally having two Manors, seperated by a road. The churches therefore covered two distinct parochial area's Well worth a visit to see Bywell - If anyone is looking for accomodation in Bywell, why not take a look at The Old Vicarage (Premier Bed and Breakfast) - aim your browser at their web site: http://www.oldvicaragebywell.fsnet.co.uk/index.htm
Cambo Village
The 1740 model estate village of the nearby Wallington Hall, a real hidden gem! The Holy Trinity Church dates from the 1842 and features the family graves of the Trevelyan Family from Wallington Hall. The Village is now under the guardianship of the National Trust, having been given to the Trust by Sir Charles Trevelyan in 1941.
Cambois
Situated in south east Northumberland.
Cardinal Basil Hume Statue
A memorial opened by HM the Queen during her Golden Jubilee Visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne, 7th May 2002. For further information on the memorial I can recommend the following site http://www.stmaryscathedral.org.uk/memorial.html
Caribbean Cruise 2005
This set of photographs was taken during our cruise of the Caribbean onboard the Ocean Village between 22nd November and 6th December 2005. Click on the sub groups to see the photographs for each of the islands visited.
Carliol Square
Castle Garth
Various photographs around the area of Castle Square, including the famous Newcastle Keep and Black Gate. The Keep is open to the general public (small charge) and is well worth a visit.. Newcastle Upon Tyne..
Centenary Soldier
A golden statue of a First World War soldier has been installed outside the Theatre Royal in Newcastle ahead of Remembrance Sunday .

The ‘Centenary Soldier’ sculpture stands an impressive 10 metres tall on a plinth of limestone sourced from the Somme, and is encased in a perspex obelisk. The ‘Centenary Soldier’ is finished in bombshell brass - inspired by the artist’s own grandfather who inherited a brass bombshell decorated by his great-grandfather from his time in the trenches at the Somme in 1916.

Award-winning artist Mark Humphrey was commissioned to produce the sculpture by the Royal British Legion to celebrate the Every One Remembered campaign, The campaign has been dubbed the greatest ever act of Remembrance for the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War , and the statue has previously taken pride of place in London’s Trafalgar Square and Cardiff city centre.

A Royal British Legion spokesman said: “The installation will provide a unique tribute in the first year of the Centenary during Remembrance time a fitting tribute to the thousands of lives lost by servicemen and women from the commonwealth during the First World War. It will be a discussion point for the local Newcastle population and visitors to reflect and think about the consequences and impact of the First World War 100 years on. It will provide a focal point for remembrance in the lead up to the Silence in the Square event on November 11.”

Source - Chronicle Live @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-theatre-royal-soldier-statue-13815662
Central Arcade
Central Exchange Buildings and Central Arcade, designed by Walker and Wardle for the famous Newcastle Upon Tyne builder, Richard Grainger. The building was completed in 1837. The current Central Arcade was develpoed in 1906 to a design by J Oswald & Sons. This building is part of Grainger Town.
Central Library and Princess Square
Photographs taken in November 2005 to record the library before it's planned demolition in 2006.
Central Motorway
Love it or hate it, this is Newcastle's Central Motorway which cuts straight through the Eastern side of the City.
Central Park Art - Newbiggin By The Sea
Central Park contains a number of sculptures by Graeme Mitcheson
Central Station
Centre For Life
Life Interactive World is a part of the Lottery funded Centre for Life. Centre for Life has been built on the former Marlborough Bus Station in Newcastle Upon Tyne.. Further details can be found at: www.lifeinteractiveworld.co.uk
Charlotte Square
Charlotte Square was built on part of a former Friary Precinct - part of Blackfriars. The Square was built in 1770 and the houses are based upon the style of 18th Century London homes. William Newton was the architect and he also designed the Assembly Rooms lower down in Fenkle Street. Three sided, the square has a centralised garden to the front with a modern day sculpture. In nearby Cross Street is the famous Kard Bar Newcastle Upon Tyne
Chesters Fort
Chillingham, St Peter's Church
This is the Grade I Listed 12th century St Peter’s Church which is located close to Chillingham Castle, Northumberland.

This is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-237515-church-of-st-peter-chillingham-#.V0_-Er6um34

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 237515

OS Grid Reference: NU0621325959
OS Grid Coordinates: 406213, 625959
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5273, -1.9031

Location: Chillingham, Northumberland NE66 5NJ

Locality: Chillingham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 5NJ

NU 0625 CHILLINGEAM CHILLINGHAM

17/49 Church of St. Peter
21/9/51
GV 1

Parish church. C12 and C13 with C16 alterations.

C19 south porch. East end altered 1960's. Nave, chancel, large south chapel, small north chapel and south porch. Nave masonry C12. West end has buttresses left and right and C19 windows with wood tracery in Decorated style. Pedimented bellcote of 1753 above. Nave north wall has blocked Cl3 doorway and one C16, 2-light window with depressed heads to lights. 2 similar windows to nave south wall. C12 south door in porch has one order of colonettes, block capitals and arch with roll-moulding. Plain parapet obscures low-pitched nave roof. South chapel has blocked lancet windows on return walls, tiny blocked C12 window and a re-set C12 door with round head and continuous roll-moulding on west wall. 2-light C14 windows with cusped Y- tracery to south and east. Chancel, probably C13, has one small lancet on south wall. East gable rebuilt C19. East window 1960's.

Interior: low-pitched C16 nave roof with tie beams on large corbels and King posts. Early C19 box pews. Rustic monument to Robert Charnocke 1691, on north wall. 5 steps up to chancel with crypt beneath. Early C19 chancel and chapel arches, keyed for plaster, with double chamfers dying into imposts. Arch-braced C19 chancel and south chapel roofs on mid C20 corbels. South chapel contains large altar tomb of Sir Ralph Grey and wife. 1443. Sandstone. Canopied, enriched arcades hold 14 figures of saints; angels with shields between. Bubble-leaf ornament to plinth and cornice. In centre of each side 2 larger angels support heraldic shields. Alabaster recumbent effigies of very high quality. Reredos behind with angel holding shield between demi-angels with helmets. Above a C17 addition with strapwork and a Royalist motto:-
De bon vouloir servir le Roy

Also in south chapel, C18 fireplace with Gothick detail. Small octagonal font dated 1670. Jacobean pulpit.

Listing NGR: NU0621125960

The tomb of Sir Ralph Grey and his wife was restored between 1995 and 1997 as it was found tio be suffering from damp. A report on the church and the tomb and burial vault was written by David Heslop and Barbara Harbottle – Chillingham Church, Northumberland; the South Chapel and the Grey Tomb and appears in Archaeological Aeliana Fifth Series Volume XXVII.

This set of photographs were taken 10th May 2013.
China Town - Stowell Street
China Town Situated in Stowell Street, this is Newcastle's centre of Chinese culture.Some great restaurants and supermarkets can be found here
Chirton Grange - Former The Brig Public House
09/01542/FUL | Erection of 10no 4 bedroom dwellings comprising of three adjoining two and a half storey pitched roofed blocks (Amended Description) | Land At Former Brig Public House Whitehouse Lane North Shields Tyne And Wear
Chollerford Bridge
This is the Grade II Listed Chollerford Bridge which carries the A6079 road, photographed 26th June 2014.

This is the Grade II listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...h#.WarKotGQxtQ

Entry Name: Chollerford Bridge over River North Tyne
Listing Date: 15 April 1969
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1370563
English Heritage Legacy ID: 239987
Location: Humshaugh, Northumberland, NE46
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Humshaugh

HUMSHAUGH CHOLLERFORD Chollerford Bridge, over River North Tyne
NY 9170
15/228
15.4.69

Bridge,1785 by Robert Mylne.

Squared stone. 5 stepped round arches with triangular cutwaters, their upper parts set back and carried up as refuges. Band below parapet, which has gabled coping, ramped down at north-west end, and terminates in low rectangular piers with pyramidal caps.

Erected after its predecessor was destroyed in the flood of 1771.

Listing NGR: NY9195970533

From my notes:

Chollerford is a hamlet at the crossing of the North Tyne of the Roman Road (B6318) and consists of The George Hotel, Chollerford Bridge, a car service garage and a few houses. In Old English the meaning of Chollerford is either ‘Ceola’s ford’ or ‘ford in a gorge’. It is however more notable for its close by Roman Fort of Chesters.

The five arched stone built bridge dates from 1785 and is to a design by Robert Mylne (1733-1811), it is Grade II Listed. Spanning 90 metres the 1785 bridge replaced an earlier stone built bridge which was swept away by the Great Flood in 1771. The destroyed medieval bridge was probably built prior to 1394 when Walter Skirlaw, Bishop of Durham granted “thirteen days’ release from enjoined penance” anyone who assisted with its restoration. The bridge is the most southerly crossing on the North Tyne.

A weir and fish pass are located just to the south of the bridge where salmon can be seen leaping in the spawning season.

The George Hotel sits beside the road bridge and whilst much extended was originally built as an Inn in the 18th century. As with many buildings in the era it is often suggested that the stones came from the nearby Hadrian’s Wall.

Chollerton War Memorial
I cannot imagine that there are many places that you can stand and view three Grade Listed Buildings within 100 feet of you, but that is what I found at Chollerton. Grade I Listed Church of St Giles, Grade II Listed Stable and Hearse House and the Grade II Listed War Memorial.

This is the protection listing for the memorial courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-494700-war-memorial-opposite-the-church-of-st-g

Description: War Memorial Opposite the Church of St Giles

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 2006
English Heritage Building ID: 494700

OS Grid Reference: NY9310271869
OS Grid Coordinates: 393102, 571869
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0413, -2.1095

Location: A6079, Chollerton, Northumberland NE46 4TH

Locality: Chollerton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE46 4TH

CHOLLERTON

460/0/10001 War Memorial opposite the Church of St 08-FEB-06 Giles

II

War Memorial, 1921. Sandstone. Cross with ornamental head and tapering shaft. Rectangular plinth with carved stone panels on front and sides standing proud.

ON FRONT reads CHOLLERTON PARISH/IN REVERENT AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF OUR MEN/WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-19/YE LIVE ON MID ENGLANDS PASTURES GREEN/REMEMBER US AND THINK WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AND 1939-1945 (NAMES) INSCRIPTIONS ON SIDES contain the names of the fallen of the First World War.

Square 3-stepped stone base.

Inscription ON FRONT reads TO THE/GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF/THOSE WHO FELL/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
Sources: North East war memorials Project ref 33829

This simple First World War memorial in the form of a cross is an attractive memorial to the fallen of two World Wars. It was unveiled in 1921.

What I found interesting was the inclusion of a Police Constable, Robert Telford. Telford was fatally injured when he was caught in an explosion caused by a German Air Ship bomb,15 June 1915, he was aged 22.

This from the Hexham Courant @ http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/2.2961/features/hundreds-of-north-tyne-lads-never-came-back-from-war-1.896866

Men died on the Home Front too, notably Police Constable Robert Telford, of Chollerford. He wasn’t happy as a bobby, and had put in his notice so he could enlist in the Northumberland Fusiliers.

On the night of June 1915, Zeppelin L10 crossed the English coast north of Blyth and headed south towards Wallsend, and the airship dropped 12 bombs which killed 17 men and injured another 75 at Palmer’s Works in Jarrow.

Whilst Telford was from Chollerford I assume that given Telford is also remembered on the War Memorial in St. Peter's Church, Wallsend that he must have been killed whilst on duty on Tyneside. (Source North East War Memorial Project @ http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9310 )

Details of the memorial to those killed at Palmer's Yard can be seen on the NEWMP site @ http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7786

These images of the memorial at Chollerton taken 10th July 2014
Church of our Lady
A Saxon Chapel thought to date fron the early 12th Century. Located next to Seaton Delaval Hall to which it acted as the Manorial Chapel. Open to the public in Summer months.
Church of St Andrew, Grey Mare Hill, Shotley, Northumberland
This is the redundant church of St Andrew's on Grey Mare Hill, Shotley, Northumberland, photographed 3rd December 2017.

Grade II Listed, the listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101156312-church-of-st-andrew-shotley-low-quarter#.WjucVDfLhtQ

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew
Listing Date: 15 April 1969
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1156312
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240628
Location: Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland, DH8
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Shotley Low Quarter

SHOTLEY LOW QUARTER GREYMARE HILL Church of St. Andrew.
NZ 05 NW NZ 046552
10/257
15.4.69

Parish Church, now redundant. Rebuilt 1769 (date on crossing arch) on medieval hilltop site; restored and altered 1892 (dated slab on east wall).

Coursed rubble with cut quoins and dressings; slate roof. Equal-armed cruciform plan with gabled entrance porch on south transept gable. C19 studded double doors in pointed arch; single round- arched lights in gable above porch roof and in side walls of nave and both transepts; north transept has projecting end stack and studded door in chamfered surround on right.

Nave west end has pointed window under plain arched bellcote with pedimented top. Chancel has paired lancets in side walls and C19 east windows in C13 style: 2 lights below a quatrefoil. Dated slab with cross, flanked by heads of early medieval slabs with expanded-arm crosses, below. All gables coped with swept kneelers and various finials.

Several C18 headstones affixed to exterior walls, including one west of porch to William Dixon of Shotley field, 1767; pedimented top, scrolly surround, foliage decoration.

Interior: chamfered segmental diagonal arches over crossing, dated at intersection. C19 moulded credence table and piscina corbelled out from chancel window sills. Mural tablets on east side of south transept (Rev. Thomas Simpson, 1754 with Latin inscription in scrolly frame) and at west end (Christopher Hunter, 1757,'a learned and judicious Antiquary and Physician'). Fittings late C19, including panelled vestry screen across north transept; small chamfered C18 vestry fireplace. Stone benches in porch.

Listing NGR: NZ0453055198

Cinderella Pantomine 2016 - Theatre Royal
By chance happened upon a photo shoot of the cast of Cinderella outside of the Theatre Royal yesterday afternoon, 29th November 2016.

Main stars are Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward.
City Road
Civic Centre
A selection of photographs taken during a tour of Newcastle Civic Centre on 15th August 2011, led by Ian McVicar who certainly knows his stuff.

The Civic Centre was designed by the City Architect, George Kenyon and it was was no holds barred when it came to the very high class materials used in the construction, nothing but the best.

Construction commenced in May 1960 and was completed in 1968 when on 14th November 1968 it was officially opened by His Majesty King Olav V of Norway.
Claremont Road
Clavering Place
Clavering Place and Hanover Square can be found at the rear of Newcastle Upon Tyne's Central Railway Station. Some interesting commercial architecture can still be seen here. The area has been used by television and film makers for it's 'period' appeal. This includes some of the TV adaptations of Catherine Cookson's books. Well worth a look around
Clayton Street
Cloth Market
The Cloth Market is situated at the Southern end of the Bigg Market. So called because of the large number of Drapers Shops which once stood here. Home of the World Famous Balmbra's Music Hall.
Clouds Over Whitley Bay - 23rd December 2017
AS grand display of clouds at dusk 23rd December 2017.
Clough's - Heaton Road
A great shop on Heaton Road which sells "old fashioned" bullets (sweets). A family run business since the 1930's and featuring my mate Paddy Clough who is also featured in the Addison Rappers Album.
Clousden Hill - Horse Trough
Wandering through the scrapbooks that were recently donated by Geoff Phillips I happened upon an interesting article featuring his father Jack and a discovery he made at Clousden Hill near Forrest Hall. Jack was featured in an article in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of 14th November 1974 and the following story was told: A Century old ornamental horse-trough which disappeared almost 50 years ago has been re-erected only 20 yards from its original site — as a flower pot. Local historian, Mr. Jack Phillips began searching for the cast-iron decorative trough after he had seen an old picture of the Clousden Hill Inn taken about 1895. "I would say it was probably put there about 1870 and it seems to have disappeared with the advent of the car," said Mr. Phillips, a retired costing clerk, of Elsdon Drive, Forest Hall. He eventually found the old trough rusting away in the council yard at Springfield Park. "I thought it was something worth trying to save," said Mr. Phillips. "I wrote to the old Longbenton Council and suggested it should be put back. "I offered to put it in my garden until such times as they might need it. I was quite prepared to clean it up and try to renovate it but they said they had a use for it." The original site of the trough was in" the centre of the road outside the pub, now the Coach and Horses". "Though it is not quite on its original site, we have got it very close to where It was ' half a century ago," said Mr Phillips". Well I took a drive out to Clousden Hill yesterday and thankfully the horse trough is still there and looking in pretty good order as part of a floral display. One ting that has changed is the pub is now called the "New Coach and Horse Restaurant and Bar". The trough itself is quite interesting having rather ornate hoof shaped feet, not quite sure if they are meant to be cows or horses ;-)
Codgers Fort
Codgers Fort is a Folly and not a Castle as the rather dramatic view from the nearby B6342 road would suggest. On the Rothley Estate, Codgers Fort was built in 1769 to a design by Thomas Wright on behalf of the then Lord on the Manor, Sir Walter Calverley Blackett. It sits on a craggy outcrop with commanding views over the nearby countryside. Apparently the Folly is now under the ownership of Elizabeth and John Walton but is accessible for the public to take a look around. The National Trust holds guardianship of the Folly. Parking is a problem if anyone intends to go and see the Fort in person. A sign on an access gate warns on a bull in the field but no evidence of such a creature could be seen when I visited in April 2004.
Coldstream
The Town of Coldstream is itself just inside the Scottish border - technically not Northumberland, but near enough for inclusion in these albums.
Colleries in South East Northumberland
A set of photographs kindly provided by Dave Edwards with permission from the other photographers to display on this site. Copyright remains with the original photographers. The hand drawn pictures of Hartley Pit, Bates Pit and Blyth Police Station are part of a series by Dave Edwards and area are on sale for £1 each at the Blyth Bus Station booking office and at the Waterloo Newsagents (opposite Prince of Wales Pub in Waterloo road). Dave is always on the look out for photographs of Blyth and would very much appreciate any scans - he can be reached on dave@edwardsx.fsnet.co.uk
Collingwood Street
Convent of the Good Shepherd - Longbenton
This is the remains of the cemetery that was within the Convent. The cemetery is now surrounded by a modern day housing estate aptly called Cloisters. The grave markers were removed in the late 1980's but the remains of the Sisters and the Chaplain remain. In his fine book "Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds" ISBN 1-857951-02-6 (available from Tyne Bridge Publishing - www.tynebridgepublishing.co.uk) Alan Morgan has a piece on the Convent of the Good Shepherds Sisters Burial Ground. Alan makes the point that the convent building was built as Benton Grange for Matthew Liddell who was the manager of Gosforth Colliery, probably circa 1829. In the 1891 census the convent is shown as having 34 females living there of which 25 were recorded as being laundry workers. If you take a look at the OS map that I posted to my site you will see that the Jesmond and Gosforth Laundry was on the other side of Benton Park Road and this is most likely where the inhabitants were employed. The convent was demolished in the 1980's and a modern day housing estate, aptly named "Cloisters" built in its place.
Coopers Studios
My first time inside of the now Coopers Studios, visited 9th September 2017 as part of the Heritage Open Days.

A sympathetic restoration of this Grade II Listed Building and conversion into office accomodation.

Corbridge
The Roman town of Corbridge, Northumberland.
Cormorants On Lloyds Hailing Station, North Shields
A favoured place for Cormorants to dry their plumage is the former Lloyds Hailing Station at North Shields - photographs taken 26th August 2016:
Cowgate
Cowpen - St Cuthberts Catholic Church
Situated on Cowpen Road, the Churchyard appears to contain only the graves of Priests?
Cowpen Cemetery (Blyth)
This is Cowpen Cemetery, Blyth, built in the 1870's.
Cramlington
Cresswell Bay Tank Traps
These images of the Second World War defences taken 29th March 2016.
Cresswell Hall Gallery
This is the Grade II Listed Gallery which was built as part of the gardens of the former Cresswell Hall, photographed 14th October 2017.

Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101371023-gallery-90-metres-east-of-stables-cresswell#.WfHG4YhrxtQ

Entry Name: Gallery 90 Metres East of Stables
Listing Date: 18 December 1985
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1371023
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238148
Location: Cresswell, Northumberland, NE61
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Cresswell

CRESSWELL HALL Gallery 90 metres east of stables
NZ 29 SE
8/3

Gallery flanking approach to former Cresswell Hall, c.1824 by John Shaw.

Ashlar. Quadrant plan. 16-column arcade linking 2 open square end pavilions; Roman Doric Order with paired square piers. Deep eaves soffit with paired double brackets. Parapets with lattice balustrading above end pavilions.

Rear wall (which had a series of niches holding plants) largely fallen. (not shown on O.S. 1:10,000 map).

Listing NGR: NZ2889692967

Cross Street
Cullercoats - Vol 1
Cullercoats, a small fishing village situated between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth
Cullercoats - Vol 2
Further photographs of this former fishing village which is situated between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. Some of the photographs especially taken for Anne Stansfield who has an interest in the former Back Row, now demolished.
Cullercoats Harbour Day 2016
Another fine day for the RNLI Cullercoats Harbour Day 2016 held on Saturday, 16th July 2016.

Very large crowds, the beach full of families and various displays and activities to maintain the interest. A sign of old age but I spent my time sitting on Front Street overlooking Cullercoats Bay.

Lifeboats in attendance were the Tynemouth Lifeboat, Spirit of Northumberland 17-20, Blyth's Vic and Billie Whiffen B-776, Cullercoat's Hylton Burdon B-811 and the Tynemouth D Class D-693. Also for the first time a couple of fly pasts by a Marine and Coastguard Agency Reconnaissance fixed wing aircraft.
Cullercoats Harbour Day 2017
It was Cullercoats Harbour Day today, 1st July 2017. Rather a shame that it was low tide and thus no large vessels paying a vist unlike previous years.

Still at least it was sunny and warm for the day.

Cullernose Point
Ths area of Northumberland is just to South of Craster Village and features an outcrop of the Whin Sill.
Daimler CCG5
This is a bus belonging to the Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society which was being used during the Heritage Open Days 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, These photographs taken 13th September 2014 at Castle Garth.

Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform.

Registration Number: AHN 451B
Year:1964
Dimensions: 27 feet
Vehicle Type: Bus / Coach

Check out history @ http://aycliffebus.org.uk/Vehicles/16/daimler-ccg5-with-roe-61-seat-highbridge-double-deck-body-with-open-rear-platform-
Darn Crook
Dean Street
Some general views of Dean Street. Dean Street runs down from Greys Street to Sandgate.
Demolition of 103 to 109 Pilgrim Street
Photographs of the unfortunate demolition of some fine but neglected Georgian Town Houses at 103/105 and 107/109 Pilgrim Street which had Bells Court between them.

Demolition commenced in the Summer of 2011 with the end result that both buildings will disappear.

Bell's Court is historically important as it housed the first Medical School in Newcastle - the Newcastle University website for biomedicine @ http://www.ncl.ac.uk/1834/history/buildings/ suggests :

“In 1832 Mr John Fife, surgeon and local politician, together with five of his colleagues, rented accommodation adjacent to his consulting rooms in the narrow lane called Bell’s Court.
They arranged a series of medical lectures which were attended by eight students, including John Snow. Although these lectures were rather haphazard, and meant to supplement rather than replace the apprenticeship system of medical training, they proved to be successful and were repeated in the following year.”

109 Pilgrim Street was at one time (1890's) the site of the William IV Public House.

A real shame that these buildings are to be demolished but they were permitted to fall into disrepair.
Denwick - Pant 50 Metres East of Village Hall
The Grade II Listed Pant 50 Metres East of Village Hall at Denwick, Northumberland, one of two pants in the village.

Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101067776-pant-50-metres-east-of-village-hall-denwick#.WhQvgzdpFtQ

Entry Name: Pant 50 Metres East of Village Hall
Listing Date: 3 December 1969
Last Amended: 25 August 1987
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067776
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236389
Location: Denwick, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Denwick

DENWICK VILLAGE (North side) Pant 50 metres east of Village Hall (formerly listed as Village Pump, in east half of Village Street
NU 2014
22/53
3 .12.69

Pant dated 1859 on keystone.

Squared stone with slab coping. Shouldered segmental arched recess under low-pitched gable contains tap and stone trough.

Listing NGR: NU2057814247

Photographs 12th November 2017.
Denwick - Pant, 30 Metres South West of Road Junction in Centre of Village
This is the second pant in Denwick Village, Grade II Listed and photographed 12th November 2017.

Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101042050-pant-and-adjacent-walls-30-metres-south-west-of-road-junction-in-centre-of-village-denwick#.WhVtSDdpFtQ

Entry Name: Pant and Adjacent Walls 30 Metres South West of Road Junction in Centre of Village
Listing Date: 31 December 1969
Last Amended: 25 August 1987
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1042050
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236391
Location: Denwick, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Denwick

DENWICK VILLAGE (South side) Pant and adjacent walls, 30 metres south-west of road junction in centre of village (formerly GV listed as Village Pump in west half of Village Street)
NU 2014
22/55
31/12/69

Pant dated 1859 in apex of gable, with adjacent walls.

Tooled-and-margined stone; cast iron. Round-arched recess with keystone, projecting circular stone bowl and bucket rest. Steeply-pitched gable with moulded coping; contemporary wall to either side, with chamfered coping.

Listing NGR: NU2045514261

Denwick Chapel
This is Denwick Chapel which lies in the hamlet of Denwick, 1.4 miles north-east of Alnwick.

A chapel of ease to St Michael's Alnwick it was built at the cost of Algernon George Percy, 6th Duke of Northumberland. The architect of the building was George Reavell who was resident architect to the Duke. Builders were Robertson & Sons of Alnwick.

Made from local stone cut from the Denwick Quarry its total cost in 1871 was £537.4s.0d.

Photographs 12th November 2017.

Dewley Hill
Something which has intrigued me since being a scholar at Walbottle Campus is the existence of Dewley Hill, just to the North of Throckley, right hand side of the B6323. Whilst at school I was led to believe that the Hill could well be a burial mound, or there again this could simply be a myth. However, I'm sure that the information came from a Teacher and that the owner of the land, presumably Dewley Farm, had rejected all advances to have the hill subjected to an archaeological excavation.
Drury Lane
This lane runs from Cloth Market to Mosley Street (close to the junction with Grey Street).

The original Theatre Royal (1788) stood on this spot and Drury Lane used to have many of the entrances into the theatre.

Possibly named after the Drury lane in London's famous Theatre Land.

During 2011 it was indicated that plans made for a Hotel that will include Drury Lane will mean that the lane is closed to general public use.

This set of shots taken on 10th June 2011.
Dunston
Until the nineteenth century, Dunston was a small settlement at the junction of the Team and the Tyne, with houses spreading to the west along the Tyne bank for about half a mile. The original reason for a settlement here was probably the abundant supply of salmon in the River Tyne - this was long before industrial development polluted the river. The fishing was so valuable that there were disputes over ownership of the river, and in about 1070, the river was divided into thirds, with the northern third belonging to Northumberland, the southern third the property of the Bishop of Durham and the centre strip common and free to all Even as late as 1833, over 400 salmon were caught in the Tyne on one June day for the Newcastle market..
Dunston Staithes
Durant Road Footbridge Demolition
Demolition of the footbridge crossing Durant Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, 22 October 2017.
Durham City
This set of photographs were very kindly provided by Roy Lambeth. They were taken by his Father, William and mainly record Durham City on Coronation Day, 1937. Additional photographs by Roy taken in 1964 and 1966 of Claypath.
Durham Gala
This set of photographs were take on Saturday, 8th July 2006 by my mate, Bernie Londberg - he tells me that The first pictures were taken at the old cricket ground where the gala is held, the rest are of the procession of the bands up Old Elvet towards the market square. The bands paused outside the Royal County Hotel to salute the dignitaries and VIPs on the balcony of the Royal County and then move on further up the street towards the market square.
Durham History Fair
Yesterday Belongs to You 5 is the name of this years Local History Fair organised by Durham County Council. The Fair was held on Saturday 7th April 2001 at Durham County Hall and was well attended by numerous exhibitors, ranging from Local History book sellers to Local History Societies. Unfortunately due to the very poor weather conditions, torrential rain, the Historical Re-Enactment Societies were unable to provided the expected out door displays. The Fair was also the temporary studio for Paul Wappat and Ian Robinsons's Saturday morning BBC Radio Newcastle Local History broadcast..
Eals Bridge
Some photographs of the Grade II Listed Eals Bridge which crosses the River South Tyne to the north of Knarsdale and to the south of the hamlet of Eals. The bridge was erected in 1733 and widened in 1973 following a number of collisions by vehicles.

This is the listing text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-240263-eals-bridge-over-the-south-tyne-knaresda

Description: Eals Bridge (Over the South Tyne)
Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 240263
OS Grid Reference: NY6814855334
OS Grid Coordinates: 368148, 555334
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8917, -2.4981
Location: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh, Northumberland CA8 7PF
Locality: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: CA8 7PF
NY 65 NE NY 682553 KNARESDALE WITH KIRKHAUGH EALS

6/144 Eals Bridge (over the South Tyne)

10.6.52 II

Bridge, probably late C18, altered, widened 1973. West arch squared stone; central pier and east arch, rubble. Segmental arches with arch rings, central pier with triangular cutwaters carried up as pilasters. Parapet with sloped coping now set forward from face of bridge. Tablet with date of widening on internal face of south parapet.

Listing NGR: NY6814855334

Earsdon
The small village of Earsdon is located in North Tyneside, very close to Whitley Bay. The name is derived from Erdesdun, meaning hill of red earth. The present Church was consecrated in 1837, although it is thought that a Church has stood on this site since 1250. Many of the vistims of the Hartley Pit Disaster of 1862 are buried here and a memorial stands in their remembrance.
East Cramlington United Methodist Free Church
East Cramlington United Methodist Free Church, also known as Cramlington Colliery Church photographed 29th September 2015. Built in 1872 and closed in 1969 it is now used commercially.
East Howdon - Duke of Wellington
This is the Duke of Wellington on Northumberland Dock Road, East Howdon, now a Sambuca outlet - Ristorante Sambuca Tyne Tunnel.

I suspect that the fine yellow and brown faïence façade tiles are Burmatoft and could well be the work of Architect J Oswald & Son.
Edlingham
Edlingham is a small village, just off the road from Rothbury to Alnwick. Featuring a Norman Church, St John the Baptist and the remains of Edlingham Castle. The Church is thought to stand on the site of an earlier Saxon Church. The Castle is really a fortified Manor House. Well worth a visit.
Eighton Banks
Some photographs of The Quarrymans Arms in Eighton Banks Gateshead especially for Doreen Perri (Canada).
Eldon Square - Old and New
Eldon Square was originally a three sided square of houses built around a garden, designed in the main by John Dobson and Thomas Oliver for the developer Richard Grainger during 1825-31 and all that remains following the erection of the Eldon Square Shopping Centre is one Georgian Terrace along the east side.

In its heyday Eldon Square was the home to many eminent Newcastle Doctors and also the Northern Counties Hotel. It has also in its time been the home to BBC Television and Radio during the broadcaster early days.

Named after John Scott a local lad made good, who eloped with Bessie Surtees, became Lord Chancellor of England and was finally given the Peerage Viscount Encombe and Earl of Eldon. It was considered that a statue to Lord Eldon be installed in the square but this did not come to fruition. What was erected in the square was a large ornate lamp on a stone pedestal which was removed before 1920.

The War Memorial was erected unveiled on 26th September 1923 and is by C L Hartwell and Chas Hardman with the pedestal designed by Cackett & Burns Dick. Costing £13,260 the memorial was unveiled by Earl Haig on 26th September 1923.

A Grade II Listed Building and this is the listing text:

Granite, Portland stone and bronze. Granite step to stone pedestal; bronze equestrian St. George and dragon. Bronze low relief's on east and west of JUSTICE and PEACE; bronze wreath on north, and inscription MEMORY LINGERS HERE.
Elemore Hall
A couple of photographs from Bryan C Lockey of Elemore Hall, near Pittington, County Durham. The female figure is Evelyn M Thompson and was taken in 1926.
Ellison Place
Ellison Place and Saville Row Area's in Newcastle Upon Tyne City Centre
Elsdon
This is the Northumbrian village of Elsdon which sits in the Cheviot Hills and at one time was a strategic military position controlling two main routes on the border between England and Scotland. The Church of St Cuthbert is so named as it was used to house the body of St Cuthbert on his funeral journey from Lindisfarne to Durham in 875. The existing Church is thought to date from the 12th Century. The Church yard is rumoured to contain the remains of many who died during the Battle of Otterburn, although there are no markers to confirm this. The only remaining pub is The Bird in Bush Inn and I can recommend this for a meal. The other pub was the Bacchus Inn but this was converted into a house, leaving a nice statue as a reminder. Elsdon Tower is also known as Vicars Pele and was built some time around 1415.
Elswick
St Pauls Church, High Elswick, was consecrated in 1858 and stands in Havelock Street.
Elswick St Johns Cemetery - Vol 1
Elswick - St Johns Westgate and Elswick Cemetery is based to the West of Newcastle City Centre.

Opened in 1857 by the Architects Johnstone and Knowles, it is the largest of Newcastle’s Cemeteries and is still in use for internments.

The cemetery at Elswick is operated by Newcastle City Council and is open to all denominations. Part of the cemetery is set aside for the Jewish Faith, although that part of the Cemetery is full with over one thousand graves.

Whilst the Cemetery is kept in tidy order the two Chapels continue to be in a ruinous condition.
Elswick St Johns Cemetery - Vol 2
Elswick - St Johns Westgate and Elswick Cemetery is based to the West of Newcastle City Centre.

Opened in 1857 by the Architects Johnstone and Knowles, it is the largest of Newcastle’s Cemeteries and is still in use for internments.

The cemetery at Elswick is operated by Newcastle City Council and is open to all denominations. Part of the cemetery is set aside for the Jewish Faith, although that part of the Cemetery is full with over one thousand graves.

Whilst the Cemetery is kept in tidy order the two Chapels continue to be in a ruinous condition.
Emergency Care Hospital - Cramlington
The hospital was opened in 2015
Erick Street - Back Market Street
I happened upon this footbridge which i hadn't seen before whilst taking photographs of the Odeon demolition, 9th February 2017.

The bridge links Carliol House with the Dex Garage.

Escapology by Cath Campbell
This is the art installation Escapology by Cath Campbell, dating from 2006 and located on the roof of Northern Stage.

Not immediately clear, I thought the sculpture was made from metal, it is made from 456 metres of un-treated western red cedar.

These images taken 18th December 2015
Etal
Northumberland Village of Etal.
Exhibition Park
Falstone
Falstone is a small village in Northumberland, England, just south of Kielder Water. The village is 8 miles (13 km) from the Anglo–Scottish border. The name Falstone means "speckled stone"
Featherstone
Felton
St Michael & All Saints in the Northumbrian Village of Felton was consecrated in 1199 and was gifted by William Bertram the second, Grandson of William Bertram who founded Brinkburn Priory near Rothbury. One of the notable features of the Church is its very low roof, which when viewed from ground level gives the impression that it has no roof at all. The nineteenth century Chancel does however have a high pitched roof which adds to the strange architectural perspective of the Church.
Fenham
Fenkle Street
Fenwicks Window 2013
Back to a traditional feel with this years production from Fenwick's Window.
Fenwicks Window 2016
The 2016 Fenwick Christmas window display.
Fenwicks Window 1999
Each year Fenwicks Department Store on Northumberland Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, have an animated display in their windows. The animations usually take the form of a fairy story or cartoon theme. The display is aimed at childeren but is enjoyed by thousands of young and old Geordies alike. It used to be considered as a 'treat' to be taken to see Fenwicks window. The 1999 display is based upon the theme of the Peter Pan fairy tale
Fenwicks Window 2000
This years theme is Poodle Town - or should that be Poodle Toon? Enjoy the photographs if you cannot get along to Newcastle to see them for yourself. Fenwicks's Christmas Window - Photographs - Newcastle Upon Tyne 2000.
Fenwicks Window 2001
The annual decorated window at fenwicks Department Store in Northumberland Street Newcastle Upon Tyne. Taken during daylight hours for a change, so please excuse the reflections. The theme of this years display is Santa Visits Toyland.
Fenwicks Window 2002
This years theme is of Aliens taking on a famous human look, for instance, David and Victoria Beckham. The 2002 display was criticised by many as being un-festive and there were even claims of it frightening children - I will let you make your own mind up.
Fenwicks Window 2003
A return to a very much traditional theme from Fenwicks this year - Santa Claus's Family.
Fenwicks Window 2004
This years theme was very much a traditional one - a Victorian Scene and a Nativity Scene. Also some other photographs of Newcastle's Christmas Decorations.
Fenwicks Window 2005
A rather disappointing display this year - the theme being The Snowman. Photographs taken thus far were in daylight so I may take some at night and add to the collection
Fenwicks Window 2006
This set of photographs were taken on 19th November 2006. The theme of this years display is Gullivers Travels.
Fenwicks Window 2007
A Winters Wonderland is the theme this year and good to see Fenwick's returning to a more traditional theme. This is the 36th year that Fenwicks have put on this free show and lets hope it continues for many years to come.
Fenwicks Window 2014
This years theme is Alice in Wonderland - photographs taken 15th November 2014
Fenwicks Window 2015
Fenwicks Window 2016
This year the display is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter.
Fenwicks Window 2017
First Day Covers
First Day Covers which are associated with the North East.
Flodden and Branxton
This is the site of Battle of Floddon which took place 9t September 1513.
Flooding 28th June 2012
Well at least my garddaughter, Brydee enjoyed the site of a lake in the back garden. Now completely covered in water and the front street is getting worse as the water has no where to go with the drains being full. Worse I've ever seen it, indeed never seen a pool of water at all in the back garden.
Florida 2005
These photgraphs were taken during a last minute holiday in Florida during May 2005. Worst weather we had experienced in Florida!
Florida Holiday 2001
Forces Gala - 2002
This was part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations, held at The Exhibition Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne on Sunday, 2nd June 2002. Featuring the Drumhead Service. The Gala also featured Miltary Vehicles, both old and modern.
Ford & Etal Estates
Centred round the picturesque 19th century villages of Ford and Etal, the estate offers countryside enthusiasts a number of activities appealing to all ages.
Forest Hall
Forest Hall Police Station
Now closed and shortly to be converted into 5 homes - these photographs taken 10th December 2015.
Former Aidan House - now Urban Study Tyne Bridge
Conversion of ex HMRC offices into student flats.
Former Grange Interior - North Shields
Thought I would capture some photographs of this set of buildings before it is demolished to be replaced by a new development on the block surrounded by Hudson Street, Bird Street, Beacon Street and East George Street, North Shields.

This is the Planning Application:

Reference 11/02475/OUT
Alternative Reference PP-01730412
Application Received Wed 21 Dec 2011
Address Former Grange Interiors And Land To Corner Of East George Street And Hudson Street North Shields Tyne And Wear NE30 1DJ

Proposal Outline planning permission for a mixed use development comprising a purpose built healthcare centre (D1 Use Class), a nursery with associated play space (D1 Use Class), a maximum 70 bed care home with associated garden amenity space (C2 Use Class), associated car parking and a neighbourhood open space and playsite (Revised Description 10.02.2012)

http://idoxpublicaccess.northtyneside.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=LWLMNJBH09700
Forth Banks and Skinnerburn
This is the Forth Banks area of Newcastle Upon Tyne, home to The Telewest Arena
Forth Street
Running on the south side of the Central Station.
Freeman Hospital
Friars Goose
Friars Goose - Gateshead
Futureworld
This was an IT based exhibition arrnged by the BBC and British Telecom. Aimed at children it was very much a hands on event which was held at the Lightfoot Sports Centre in Walker during the year 2000
Gallowgate
Gateshead
Photographs of the Town of Gateshead which is on the opposite bank of the river Tyne to Newcastle Upon Tyne. Including photographs of the car park which featured in Michael Caine's film - Get Carter
Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Open 1
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Bollard Removal
Photographs taken on 18th February 2012 of the operation to remove the Vessel Collision Protection System or as they are known locally, The Bollards, from the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

The 16 bollards were not part of the original design of the bridge by architect Jim Eyre. They were installed due to the insistence of the Port of Tyne Authority to ensure that vessels did no collide with the bridge. However it is now felt that the bollards are no longer needed and detract from the beauty of the bridge.

Engineers for the removal of the bollards are BAM Nuttall and the crane, barge (Atlas) and workboat (Forth Sentinel) are chartered from Biggs Marine. Also assisting on the day was the Port of Tyne workboat Clearwater,
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Journey
Well I eventually managed, at long last (weather delayed the journet of the Bridge), to get photographs of the Millennium Eye Bridge as it made it's majestic way from Howdon to the Quayside.

I got to Jarrow Staithes (just along from the Marine Police Station) at 07.30 to see the Asian Hercules II and it's precious cargo just leaving the AMEC yard at Point Pleasant. As was par for the course, 'officially' the time of departure had been set as 08.00, so luckily I had left in plenty of time. Low and behold, whilst the 'Authorities' had set down a load of No Parking bollards, I was the only one there.

Took some photographs of the procession setting off (wonder if I'm the only one to get some snaps of this)

One thing that was noticeable was the fact that the bridge was being carried by the crane at a 90 degree angle, i.e. head on and not the 180 degree, i.e. bridge across the river, as had been shown on computerised images.

Into the car and headed for Hebburn Riverside Park where the frost covered wooden promenade summed up the freezing cold, but clear day.

One or two folk about and therefore managed to get a good position for taking some snaps. As the move up river had commenced earlier than expected there was a sudden rush of folk who just made it to the Park before the jib of the crane hoved into view.

By the time the Millennium Bridge reached the Park there was already a sizeable crowd with quite a few South Tyneside Council Officials attempting to control the traffic.

From Hebburn Riverside Park the view of the crane and bridge was spectacular and it was so close to the shore that you could imagine reaching out and touching them both. By this time, about 08.15, the sun had risen and was reflecting off the crane and bridge, adding to the spectacle.

As soon as the procession had passed it was into the car again, this time heading for Bill Quay where a fantastic view of the crane and bridge could be obtained from quite high up on the valley of the river. At this point in the river it is quite straight from the bend at Wallsend and Bill Quay. Lots of folk were at Bill Quay, most, if not all, carrying camera's, whether they be digital, analogue of video.

Again it was off in the car, this time to South Shore where another sizeable crowd had gathered. A great view from here of the procession coming round the bend from Friars Goose.

Then onto Newcastle to try and get a photograph of the bridge arriving at the Quayside. A lot of traffic problems getting to the Quayside, I suppose everyone had the same idea and most, if not all of the car parks on the Quayside had been closed for the day. Anyway managed to park for free in Hanover Street.

Along to the Quayside and just missed the actual arrival, but hey, that's life.

Big crowds (10,000 according to the press, but I would doubt this figure) had already gathered so it was quite difficult to get a good position to take a photograph. However, where there's a will there's a way and I managed to get shots from a number of different angles. As it was a very sunny day, and the sun was in the South, it made for some 'interesting' shots.

The crowd was a wide mixture of folk, ranging from office workers taking time out, to school kids, to pensioners and to many who must have taken a 'sickie'.

What a marvellous sight, the huge crane towering above the Quayside with the Millennium Bridge hung out in front.

After securing itself to an anchor at the stern, the Asian Hercules II was then attached to the bollards in the river, so they did become of use. The crane barge then manoeuvred itself inch by inch up river.

There then appeared to be a moment of pure comedy when The Harbour Masters cutter assisted in attempting to turn the bridge from 90 degrees to 180 degrees. This consisted of lines being attached to the cutter from the bridge, the idea being for the cutter to pull the bridge around. the first attempt nearly led to the cutter pulling itself in such a way that it nearly capsized. However, a second attempt resulted in setting the bridge in the necessary swing.

I eventually managed to get a good position overlooking the resting place of the bridge and managed to get some photographs of the bridge being lowered into position.

The accuracy of the manoeuvring to lower the bridge onto its mooring point was meticulous and certainly took a lot of time and effort, indeed having read the media coverage, it appears the engineers only had a 3 millimetre element of error.

I then joined the many spectators on the Tyne Bridge and what a sight the new bridge is from there. If anyone wants to get a 'real idea' of what the Millennium Bridge looks like, I would suggest this vantage point. The real artistry and magnificent lines of the bridges architecture can be witnessed from here.

A marvellous day out, history in the making witnessed and loads of photographs of the Millennium Bridges journey taken.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Naming
Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee Visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne - 7th May 2002 and her opening of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Open 2
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Open 3
Gateshead Millennium Bridge at Night
Photographs taken of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge on the evening of 20th September 2001.
Gateshead Pattern Makers
Blue print of a photograph thought to be of the Pattern makers of Hawthorns Engine Works Gateshead taken 1921. Photograph provided by Howard in Rutland ex Pattern maker
General Hospital
Former Woprkhouse.
Geoff Phillips
These photographs were taken when Geoff Phillips entrusted his collection of records covering Newcastle to my guardianship, a great honour that Geoff would think of me. The collection represents a whole range of written information, newspaper clippings etc covering a century or more having been collected firstly by a Dentist from Jesmond prior to the 1940's and thereafter by Geoff and his father Jack. The handover took place on 30th June 2006.
George Redmayne Murray
A black plaque that i hadn't come across before - testimonial to George Redmayne Murray on Durant Road (Saville Place), photographed 26th December 2016.

George Redmayne Murray, born in Newcastle, 20 June 1865, the son of William Murray, a leading physician and general practitioner.

He was a physician who pioneered in the treatment of endocrine disorders.and in 1891 developed the successful treatment of myxedema, with injections of sheep thyroid extract.

During 1891 Murray became pathologist to the Hospital for Sick Children in Newcastle and also practiced as physician at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1898.

George Stephenson
This is an album dedicated to George Stephenson and also to his son, Robert Stephenson The Dial Cottage can be found on Great Lime Road, Forest Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne The memorabilia can be found at the Tyne & Wear Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne.George Stephenson Place associated with: Wylam. Date of birth: 09.06.1781 Date of death: 12.08.1848 One of the most famous people to be associated with the region is George Stephenson, who is known as the 'Father of Railways'. He was born in Wylam and later moved to Killingworth. He devised one of the first miner's safety lamps but shared credit for this invention with fellow British inventor Sir Humphry Davy, who developed a similar lamp at the same time. Stephenson's early efforts in locomotive design were confined to constructing locomotives to haul loads in coal mines. In 1829, along with his son Robert, he designed a locomotive to be known as the Rocket, which hauled both freight and passengers at a greater speed than any that had been invented before. The success of the Rocket greatly stimulated the subsequent construction of locomotives and the laying of railroad lines. George Stephenson was also involved in the building of the first passenger-carrying railway between Darlington and Stockton. The cottage where George Stephenson was born in Wylam is open to the public..
Get Carter
Ghost Signs
Gibside
This Gibside Estate is these day owned and operated by the National Trust but was originally the property of the Bowes family.

Lying between Rowlands Gill and Whickham in what used to be north west Durham but is now Gateshead.

Created from 1729 originally by George Bowes, he transformed this part of the Derwent Valley into a country estate with landscaped gardens.

These photographs were taken on 21st September 2012 during a tour organised by Anthea Laing.



Remember to click on the folders to see the photographs that they contain.
Gibson Street
Gibson Street runs from City Road to New Bridge Street.
Glanton - Prospect House
This is the Grade II Listed Prospect House, 34 High Street, Glanton, photographed 27th December 2017.

Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101041988-prospect-house-glanton#.WkuGBzfLhtQ

Entry Name: Prospect House
Listing Date: 25 August 1987
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041988
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236547
Location: Glanton, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Glanton

GLANTON FRONT STREET (North side) No. 34 (Prospect House)
NU 0614
20/204

House, probably mid-C18.

Squared roughly-tooled stone. Scottish slate roof with end stacks rebuilt in yellow brick; old brick lateral stack at rear. 2 storeys, 3 bays, irregular. Left of-centre double panelled doors with plain overlight; Royal Fire Company insurance plaque above. Boarded door on far left and blocked door with C20 wrought-iron screen to far right, both with keyed supra-lintels. Three 4-pane sashes to each floor, with slightly- projecting sills. Coped gables, end stacks rebuilt on old bases.

Interior: Fielded-panel doors and some shutters. West bedroom has C18 fireplaces; reeded overmantel with lion masks, C19 ironwork.

Listing NGR: NU0698214530

Glanton - The Clerking House, 40 - 42 Front Street
This is The Clerking House in Glanton Village, photographed 27th December 2017.

This detail courtesy of Architectural Heritage Glanton Parish by Vernon Thomas

40 and 42 were combined in 1978 and much altered.

No. 42 was a well proportioned house which had a shop window inserted when occupied by a cobbler. It was later a cycle shop in the days when Glanton’s population merited a cycle club. There are still indications of a shop sign above the central door, now permanently closed, and part of a tube which supported a sign. There is also an unusually shaped sloping edged stone over the door; perhaps the builder intended to put a date or monogram here but never fulfilled his intention.

This house like No. 44 and those now demolished opposite is built into the hillside and one has to go up stairs to exit at first floor level to the Croft to the rear. During alterations in the late 70s it was found that the rear and side walls are bonded with clay making the original structure which was probably a single storey cottage very old.

Also within the house there are a number of original Art Nouveau cast iron fire surrounds and a range installed by William Douglas of Glanton.

No. 40, originally a one up one down infill property, still has a battered wall which must have been an outside wall perhaps forming a yard between Nos. 38-42.

The accounts and paperwork for Dodds butcher’s shop was done here, hence “The Clerking House”. Again the window shows that this was once a shop. In fact, it was a baker’s shop with a tearoom upstairs and was later occupied by a confectioner and is now the village post office. The straight line of masonry at the west end, which corbels out above, suggests that there was once an entrance here.

Glanton - The Queens Head
Former Coaching Inn - c18.
Glanton Pant - Water Cistern
This is the Glanton Water Pant which was installed by public subscription during 1868, photographed 27th December 2017.

This extract courtesy of John Swanson's Parish History @ https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiw-fLu0bHYAhVXF8AKHd99Dz4QFggpMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.glanton.org.uk%2Ffiles%2F4-Parish-History.PDF&usg=AOvVaw0NoObf-lb7vHhUOio-2WfH

In 1861, as we have seen, 619 Glantonians lived in 111 houses. Sanitation, even for the time, was crude and basic with the water supply being provided from the Kepping Well, so-called because the villagers ‘kepped’ or caught their daily supply of water from the source on the side of Glanton Hill.

In1868 a committee of 9 village people determined that the supply should be improved and a Mr Patterson, a mason, was commissioned to supply a new trough which could be fed from the Glanton Hill source.

His work now stands at the flagpole at the west end of the village. A pipe extended to another trough situated at the eastern end of Front Street near the grass bank at the junction with Whittingham Road. In spite of attempts to improve the situation, the supply remained poor.

Global Rainbow - Whitley Bay
Over the 5 day period, 29th February to 4th March 2012 the lasers of the art installation Global Rainbow shone from a spot opposite St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay, North East England.

This was a piece of artwork created by Yvette Mattern costing £50,000 and celebrating the start of the Cultural Olympiad 2012 in the North East. An event to herald the London Olympics and Paralympic Games.

The lasers shone from 6 o'clock at night until midnight and could be seen as far away as Harlepool.
Glow Festival
NewcastleGateshead gets ready to GLOW as electric Winter Festival programme is announced NewcastleGateshead today (31 October 2006) announces its first international festival of light - Glow - on the birthday of local inventor Sir Joseph Swan. This winter the place where the first electric light bulb was invented will be lit up in spectacular style as part of NewcastleGateshead's world-class programme of festivals and events. Working in partnership NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council have commissioned NVA, the UK's leading public art and event producers, to create Glow as the centrepiece of this year's Winter Festival. Glow will include lighting installations and illuminations created by both renowned regional and international artists as well as popular and innovative community based work. Glow trail, 30 Nov - 2 Dec and 7 - 9 Dec, 5-9pm Similar to European light festivals such as Lyon's Fête des Lumières, NewcastleGateshead's iconic landmarks will be lit in the festival colour of magenta pink and Glow will also highlight hidden quirky buildings and architectural features. Festival goers will enjoy exploring the area following a trail leading from one illuminated artwork to the next. (See notes to editors for full details of artists and their work) The Shadow House, Saltwell Park: 30 Nov - 2 Dec, 5-9pm; Atkinson Road School, Benwell: 7 - 9 Dec, 5-9pm. Free performances every half hour. One of the highlights of the spectacular festival is The Shadow House which will see Saltwell Towers in Gateshead and Atkinson Road School in Benwell, Newcastle transformed into a magical winter fairytale with an animated film projected from the interior of the buildings. Artist Lindsay John, puppeteer Alison McGowan and lighting designer David Bryant have been commissioned to work on the project, which will also involve local school children. The Vampire Rabbit Trail 30 Nov - 2 Dec and 7 - 9 Dec, 5-9pm The Vampire Rabbit Trail will see Newcastle's legendary and mysterious rabbit, which is carved above a doorway behind St Nicholas Cathedral, appearing as a projected image at unexpected locations around the Glow trail providing a fun, interactive element for children to enjoy.
Golden Jubilee Parade
The Golden Jubilee Parade took place in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 1st June 2002 and included the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Military Bands and Personnel and members of Newcastle's Multi Racial Community. A magnificent sight it was.
Gosforth
Gosforth is situated to the North of Newcastle, approximately 2 miles from the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. In Olde English, Gosforth means "Goose Ford, ford where there were geese".
Grainger Market
Grainger Memorial Fountain
This is the Grainger Memorial Fountain that currently stands at the corner of Waterloo Street and Forth Place. The memorial was originally situated on Westgate Road/Neville Street, close to Stephenson’s Monument and opened in 1892. It was then removed in the 1950’s to Wellington Street and to its current position in the 1980’s.

The memorial takes the form of a horse trough at the front and a human drinking fountain at the rear.

A Grade II Listed Building:

Description: Grainger Memorial Fountain.

Grade: II.
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304908

OS Grid Reference: NZ2434963884.
OS Grid Coordinates: 424349, 563884.
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9690, -1.6212.

Location: Forth Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4DN.

Locality: Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Local Authority: Newcastle upon Tyne.
County: Tyne And Wear.
Country: England.
Postcode: NE1 4DN.

NZ 2463 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WATERLOO STREET (east side) 22/558 Grainger Memorial fountain.

Horse trough and drinking fountain. Dated 1892; signed ELSWICK COURT MARBLE WORKS CO. NEWCASTLE. Pink and grey granite. Plinth, corner shafts and cornice with semi- circular pediments; dome and finial. Semi-circular basin on rear; rectangular trough in front. Inscription on front panel commemorates Rachel and Richard Grainger.

Listing NGR: NZ2434963884
Grainger Street
Grainger Street runs from Greys Monument (Blackett Street) to Westgate Road/Neville Street.
Great North Fair 2003
This was a Family History Fair held at Gateshead Stadium, Saturday 13th September 2003
Great North Snowdogs
Courtesy of the Great North Snowdogs web site @ http://www.greatnorthsnowdogs.co.uk/

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to stage Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass-participation, public art event – Great North Snowdogs!

The interactive trail will feature more than 50 large scale Snowdog sculptures, inspired by the much loved animated short film, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog, During Autumn and Winter 2016 you will be able to follow the trail, collect points with our dedicated app and to try to see as many of the sculptures as possible.

Our Snowdogs, beautifully decorated by artists and generously sponsored by local businesses, will be on show for 10 weeks from September 2016, in locations across Tyne and Wear. They will be joined by a pack of little Snowdog sculptures designed by local school children.

After you have enjoyed Great North Snowdogs during its 10-week extravaganza, the large sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.

Take a scamper around our website to find out more.
Grey Street
Voted by BBC Radio 4 listeners as the best street in Britian.
Grey Street Gardens
A temporary 'pocket park' type idea from NE1 to provide an area of tranquilly for three months during the Summer in Newcastle.
Grey's Monument
Grey;s Monument stands at the junction of Grey Street and Grainger Street and commemorates Charles, earl Grey of Howick. The monument was built between 1837 and 1838 and is now a Listed Grade 1 building. Measurements are 134 feet high with the statue of Grey being 13 feet. During the year 1999 the area around Greys Monument has been renovated with new paving and street fitments being provided. The monument itself was cleaned and refurbished during the year 2000
Groat Market
Situated to the Southern edge of the Bigg Market. Home to The Newcastle Evening Cronicle and Journal. The name Groat Market comes freom the fact that this was the only place in Newcastle allowed to sell Groats. Groats are unground oats for the uninitiated.
Guildhall - Volume 2
Some further photographs.
Guildhall - Volume 1
The current Newcastle Guildhall was built in 1655 by Robert Trollope, although much changed in 1823 by Newcastle Architect John Dobson.

The Guildhall contains the original Town Court or Assizes and this is still in its original form, even down to the handcuffs/shackles in the prisoner dock.

Also within the Guildhall is The Merchant Venturers Court, although reconstructed by Dobson in 1823.

The Mayors Parlour was built in the 17th century and contains some fine paintings of Newcastle Scenes together with some fine plaster work.
Hadrian Yard - Offshore Group Newcastle
Photographs of the construction of a North Sea Platform being built at the Hadrian Yard on the Tyne.
This from the OGN - Offshore Group Newcastle web site:

A new company revives historic site as rising investment boosts hopes for further orders, writes Chris Tighe.

The towering workshops at the Hadrian yard beside the River Tyne - once at the heart of construction for the North Sea oil and gas sector - are again ringing with the sounds of hammering and welding in an indication of a dramatic improvement in the investment climate.

The vast 75-acre yard, where new British-made cranes are being installed as part of a £4m investment, has reopened to fabricate the North Sea platforms that it was first established for in the 1980s.

After a trend in recent years of declining capital expenditure in the UK's offshore oil and gas fields, new figures published on Wednesday from Oil & Gas UK, the trade body, show a turnround.

Investment in 2010 rose from around £5bn to £6bn - a level last seen in 2006 - and the body forecasts that the figure for this year may increase to £8bn. Furthermore, it says, that level may be sustained for the next five years.

For Dennis Clark, chairman of Offshore Group Newcastle, the company that has reopened the Hadrian yard, these statistics confirm that OGN's £15m purchase of the yard, and the £4m upgrading, are a shrewd business move as well as an act of faith.

"I didn't expect at this stage of my career to return to the Tyne to a yard I built with colleagues and friends in the mid-1980s and put it to use again," says the 64-year-old.

"But somebody must have a little bit of vision".

Well known in the North Sea oil and gas industry, Mr Clark was a senior executive in fabrication yards on the Tyne's north bank from the early-1970s to the mid-1990s; from 1989 to 1995 he was chief executive of Amec Process and Energy, based at Hadrian yard.

In the glory days of North Sea oil and gas platform building, yards on the Tyne and Tees carried out three quarters of the fabrication of North Sea structures, according to NOF Energy, a sector support body of which Mr Clark is honorary president. At its 1980s and 1990s peak the Hadrian yard employed up to 3,000 men and oil and gas fabrication supported an estimated 20,000 north-east jobs.

But then the sector shrank as North Sea orders declined and focus shifted elsewhere. Tracts of the Hadrian yard were used solely to store new cars pre-delivery.

But factors including tax stability, global energy needs and technical advances in oil extraction, including constructing new platforms linked to older structures, are boosting North Sea order potential.

In November OGN, established in 2009, clinched its first order - a £150m contract from Apache Corporation for a 10,000-tonne bridge-linked platform for the US operator's Forties field in the UK North Sea. This contract, due for completion in July 2012, will employ 1,000 people at peak.

OGN is pursuing more North Sea oil and gas contracts and, longer term, the nascent offshore wind sector. "We aren't here for one contract," says Mr Clark. "We're here as a business."
Hadrian's Tipi
A temporary tented pub and restaurant outside of Newcastle Central Station, Neville Street - photographed 8th November 2016.
Hadrians Wall
Various photographs taken along the length of Hadrians Wall
Hadrian’s Tipi
This is a temporary tent which is to host a festive pop-up will serve as a bar and eatery - due to be at the central station until January 2017.
Haltwhistle
Claimed to be the centre of Britain
Hancock Museum
Hanover Square and Hanover Street
Harbottle - Clennell Memorial Fountain
Harriet Pennell Clennell must have been highly thought of to have a memorial built to immortalise her by the inhabitants of Harbottle at a cost of £120.

Designed by D. McMilan the fountain was erected in 1880. Made from sandstone and polished granite it stands 5 meters high.

The inscription reads:

MRS CLENNELL OF HARBOTTLE CASTLE, DIED NOV 17TH 1879, / SHE DEVOTED THE POWERS OF AN ACTIVE MIND, THE IMPULSES OF A GENEROUS HEART, AND THE INDUSTRY OF A BUSY LIFE TO THE / WELFARE AND HAPPINESS OF THE INHABITANTS OF HARBOTTLE / AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. / TO PERPETUATE HER NAME AND VIRTUES / THEY ERECTED THIS FOUNTAIN AUGUST 1880.

The memorial is Grade II listed and this is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-236149-clennel-memorial-fountain-harbottle-

Description: Clennel Memorial Fountain

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 September 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 236149

OS Grid Reference: NT9339404694
OS Grid Coordinates: 393394, 604694
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3363, -2.1057

Location: Richardson Lane, Harbottle, Northumberland NE65 7DG

Locality: Harbottle
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 7DG

HARBOTTLE HARBOTTLE VILLAGE NT 9304 (North side)

26/62 Clennel Memorial
21/10/53 Fountain

GV II

Fountain. 1880 by McMillan of Alnwick. Ashlar and marble. High Victorian Gothic style. 9 steps with low stone walls with square corniced piers lead to terrace upon which the fountain stands.

Square base with two chamfered offsets. Marble inscription on south side to Mrs Clennel of Harbottle Castle who ... "Devoted the powers of an active mind, the impulses of a generous heart, and the industry of a busy life to the welfare and happiness of the inhabitants of Harbottle." Semi-octagonal basins on east and south sides in trefoiled round-headed recesses. On the west side the spout emerges from an iron gargoyle.

Elaborate Gothic canopy over with pointed, trefoiled arches and marble columns with foliage capitals. Smaller arrangement above round solid care has elaborate crocketed gables.

Listing NGR: NT9339404694
Harbottle - The Star Inn
Photographed 3rd October 2017 - unfortunately it wasn't open that day!
Harbottle United Reformed Church
This is the former Harbottle United Reformed Church, Northumberland, photographed 19th September 2006 and 3rd October 2017.

Dating from 1854, closed 1981 and is now a private residence.

Grade II Listed, the listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.c...e#.WdjVvTBrxtQ

Entry Name: Presbyterian Church
Listing Date: 3 September 1986
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303251
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236157
Location: Harbottle, Northumberland, NE65
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Harbottle

HARBOTTLE VILLAGE Presbyterian Church (South side)
NT 9304
26/70

Former Presbyterian Church, now redundant. 1854.

Roughly-dressed stone with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. A single cell building oriented north-south.

North end has central pointed-arched door with broad broach-stopped chamfered surround. 3-light window above with Y-tracery and flanking tall ancets. Octagonal north bellcote, partly corbelled out, has slightly concave stone pyramidal roof. 5-bay returns with lancets. South end has 2 tall lancets. All windows have leaded diamond panes. Gabled roof with flat coping and obelisk finial on south end.

Listing NGR: NT9324104682

Harbottle Village Hall
This is the Grade II Listed Village Hall in Harbottle, Northumberland, photographed 3rd October 2017.
Listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101371419-new-hall-harbottle#.Wd4nKzBrxtQ

Entry Name: New Hall
Listing Date: 3 September 1986
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1371419
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236146
Location: Harbottle, Northumberland, NE65
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Harbottle

HARBOTTLE VILLAGE (North side) New Hall
NT 9304
26/59

Village hall. Probably originally a late C18 farm building modified early C19.

Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Gable and top courses of side walls in different masonry. 2 storeys, 1-bay gabled front to street with 3-bay returns. Front has segmental arch on ground floor with wood-board infill. On 1st floor a pointed-arched window with keystone and intersecting glazing bars. Steeply-pitched gabled roof with flat coping; square block finial towards road and corniced end stack to rear. Outside stone steps on right return and two 4-pane sashes with intermediate glazing bars removed.

C20 addition on right return not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NT9352304689

Hartburn
The Village of Hartburn which stands some 8 miles west of the Town of Morpeth. Hartburn stands on the river Hart Burn and has a 12th Century Church, St Andrews. The Roman Road, The Devil's Causeway passed through Hartburn and evidence of a Roman Bridge crossing the Hart Burn can still be seen. A cave that is located adjacent to the Devil's Causeway is thought to have been used as a Roman Temple and latterly (18th Century) turned into a Folly, serving as changing rooms for a bathing pool that has been created in the Hart Burn.
Hartford Military Camp
Hartford Military Camp was constructed during World War 2, occupying a 30 acre site on both sides of the A192 road at the Northern edge of Plessey Woods. The camp was set up to develop newly recruited soldiers and Plessey Woods at that time were used for training purposes and at one stage old gun emplacements could still be seen. Following the cessation of hostilities the camp remained open as a demobilisation centre for troops leaving the army. Some time around 1947/48 the camp was taken over by 60 homeless families who in effect became squatters. This was an illegal occupation but evidently several eminent families” were part of this occupation including the local Bedlington Member of Parliament. Bedlington UDC eventually took the camp over with a 5 year lease and having made repairs and upgrades were successful in housing some 350 families. These upgrades included a Junior School housing 200 children. The camp was finally closed in 1958 by which time all of the families had been rehoused. All that remains of the camp oday is a single Nissen hut which is currently used for agricultural purposes
Hartley Pit Disaster
In January 1862 an engine beam at the Hester Pit of Hartley Colliery snapped and fell into the mines one and only shaft. The effect of this being that the shaft was totally blocked with debris At the time of the collapse the pits workforce was changing shifts and as a consequence more workers than normal were underground. Some 204 workers, including children as young as 10 were trapped. It took rescuers 6 days to dig down through the shaft only to be metwith the fact that all 204 miners had perished The majority of victims of the Hartley Colliery Disaster are buried in the churchyard of St Albans Church in Earsdon. A report of the time claimed that such was the scale of the burial that the funeral cortege ran from Earsdon to Hartley Village a distance of three miles. Memorials to the Disaster can be found within the churchyard at Earsdon and also at New Hartley. The Memorial at Earsdon consists of a large stone built pedestal withan obelisk on top. The monument is engraved with the names of the deceased along with their ages. It makes very sad reading, children and Fathers having perished alongside each other. The Memorial at New Hartley, corner of St Michael's Avenue and Hester Gardens, is built on the actual site of the Hester Pit. It takes the form of a memorial garden but also contains the original capped shaft entrance and engine room block.
Harton - South Shields
Harton Village now forms part of the urban sprawl of South Shields
Haydon Bridge
Haymarket
Photographs of the Haymarket area of Newcastle Upon Tyne which has had many changes over recent years. Indeed changes are still being made today. Including The Civic Centre and St Thomas's Church. Oddly enough, I commenced my 'drinking career' in the Haymarket in the 1970's. Ahh those were the days!.
Heaton
A few photographs, mainly requests from former residents of the Heaton area of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Heaton Main Colliery Disaster
Some scans taken from John Sykes Local Volumes
Heaton Park
Heaton Park was originally part of the grounds of Heaton Hall, seat of the Ridleys of Blagdon. It was later purchased by Lord Armstrong (1868). Heaton Park was gifted to the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne by Lord Armstrong in 1879. One of it's interesting features is The House of Adam of Jesmond. Built as a 13th Century fortified manor house and owned by the Sheriff of Newcastle. It is locally known as King Johns Palace. It is also known as Adam of Jesmonds Camera. Also in the Park is a stone built tower which is all that remains of an 18th century windmill.
Hebburn
Heddon on the Wall
Heddon on the Wall is approximately 9 miles to the West of Newcastle upon Tyne and sits in the County of Northumberland The village is built on a hill, more or less on the route of Hadrian's Roman Wall, indeed remains of the Wall are visible in the village. The name Heddon is Old English for "Heathery Hill", thus "Heathery Hill beside the Wall". The Church of St Andrews dates from the Saxon period. More information on Heddon on the Wall can be found at www.heddon.co.uk
Hedwin Stream - Tide Stone
HEADWIN STREAM – THE TIDE STONE

Located to the side of the Riverside Walk between Wylam and Newburn at a location called Hedwin Streams is the ancient marker of what was in the 18th century the high tide mark of the Tyne. Nowadays the high tide is further upstream at Wylam.

It is Grade II Listed and dates from 1783, made from stone it carries the Newcastle upon Tyne shield, three castles, although much weathered and measures 3 feet (0.91 metres) in height.The Tide Stone was erected to mark the boundary of the waters of the Tyne controlled by the Tyne Improvement Commission (now Port of Tyne Authority). The distance covered by tides on the Tyne from the Tide Stone to the North Sea is 19 miles (30 kilometres).

The Corporation of Newcastle upon Tyne in the past surveyed the bounds of its area each Ascension Day. This would entail the Mayor of Newcastle and guests travelling the length of the Tyne between Sparhawk at the mouth of the river to Hedwin Streams, the last such occasion was exercised in 1861.

The Mayor’s barge would be used for the journey and by tradition the Mayor would land on the shore and kiss who he judged was the prettiest girl in the waiting crowd. The chosen girl would be given a sovereign coin but the rumour is that the practice was eventually halted when it was found the recipient of the coin was a relative of the Mayor.

This proclamation was read out at the arrival:

"Proclamation is hereby made that the Soil of the River Tyne, wherever covered with water, between Hedwin Streams and Sparhawk is within the Borough of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and belongs to, and is within the Jurisdiction of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the said Borough."
Heritage Open Days 2011
Collection of photographs taken during the 2011 Heritage Open Days in places not normally open to the public.

A very enjoyable series of visits over the period 8th to 11th September 2011.

Click on the sub albums below to see the photographs from each venue.
Hetton Le Hole
These photographs were taken in Fairy Street - the question being what was the "Site of the Fairies Cradle"?
Heworth
This album concentrates mainly on St Marys Church, Shields Road, Heworth. The churchyard contains many interesting features, such as The Felling Colliery Disaster Memorial and the Bed Sculpture
Hexham
Hexham Abbey
Photographs taken during a visit on 10th October 2014
High Bridge
Under Construction
High Callerton
High Friar Lane
Higham Place
These early houses in the City Centre are historically important as they represent the first buildings erected by Richard Grainger as the first commission for his building business. The town houses were built (1819 - 1820) for Alderman William Batson, a prominent Newcastle Methodist.

Eneas Mackenzie makes this comment about Higham Place in his book 'The present state of Newcastle: The suburbs of Pilgrim Street', in Historical Account of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Including the Borough of Gateshead (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1827:

Higham Place is a range of substantial, good houses, that branches northwards, and was so called by the late proprietor, William Batson, Esq. from his estate in Ponteland parish.

The three houses are all that remain of an original terrace and are Grade II Listed, this is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-304628-6-7-and-8-higham-place-#.VbyuKvlSaJw

Description: 6, 7 and 8, Higham Place

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 June 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 304628

OS Grid Reference: NZ2513664579
OS Grid Coordinates: 425136, 564579
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9752, -1.6088

Location: Higham Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8AF

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 8AF

NZ 2564 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HIGHAM PLACE (east side)
17/310
29/6/76 Nos. 6, 7 and 8
G.V. II

3 houses, now offices and restaurant. 1819-20 by Richard Grainger for William Batson of Higham Dykes.

English bond brick in Nos. 6 and 7, adapted English garden wall bond in No.8; painted ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs. 3 storeys and attics; each house 2 bays. Doors at right of each house have fanlight with glazing bars in Tuscan doorcase with open pediment. Wedge stone lintels to 2 sashes on each floor, some renewed, with glazing bars. Projecting second-floor sills; sill bands to ground and first floors, and first floor band. Nos. 7 and 8 have Edwardian tripartite attics; roof dormer of No.6 being altered at time of survey.

Bronze-like plaque on No.6 commemorates 1958 centenary of Northern Architectural Association.

Richard Grainger's first building in Newcastle.

Listing NGR: NZ2513664579
HMS Calliope
HMS Illustrious - R06 - Visit to the Tyne 29.02.12
HMS Illustrious returns to the river of her birth, Port of Tyne, North East England on 29th February 2012. Photographed from Western Quay, North Shields.

This may well be her last visit to the Tyne as she will be decommissioned in early 2014.

This information courtesy of Wikipedia @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Illustrious_%28R06%29

HMS Illustrious is the second of three Invincible-class light aircraft carriers built for the Royal Navy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is the fifth warship and second aircraft carrier to bear the name Illustrious, and is affectionately known as "Lusty" to her crew. The vessel just missed the Falklands Conflict, but was deployed to Iraq and Bosnia in the 1990s and to Sierra Leone in 2000. An extensive re-fit in 2002 meant that she missed the Iraq War, but she was finished in time to assist British citizens trapped by the 2006 Lebanon War.

Illustrious, the second of the planned three Invincible class aircraft carriers, was laid down at Swan Hunter on the River Tyne in 1976 and launched in 1978. As the ship neared the end of its fitting out period, the Falklands War broke out. As a consequence, work on Illustrious was greatly speeded up. The war was won before Illustrious could be finished, but she did perform a useful service in the aftermath. Until the RAF airfield on the Falkland Islands was repaired, an aircraft carrier was required on station to protect the area from possible Argentine attack. Invincible had been on station for many months when Illustrious arrived to its relief. Illustrious was needed so quickly that the ship was commissioned whilst underway. Rear Admiral Derek Reffell commanded the relief task group from Illustrious during this period. After the RAF airfield was repaired, Illustrious returned to the UK for a full shakedown cruise and workup period, with a formal commissioning on 20 March 1983.

In May 2011 Illustrious was made operationally ready after a £40 million refit and is due to be handed back to the fleet after sea trials in late July 2011. She has taken over the helicopter carrier role while Ocean undergoes a planned refit, due for completion by 2014; Illustrious will then be withdrawn from service.
Holy Cross Church - Wallsend
Photographs of the former Holy Cross Church in Wallsend, taken 21st October 2014.

A Grade 1 Listed Building (also a Scheduled Ancient Monument), this is the protection text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-303423-church-of-holy-cross-non-civil-parish-

Description: Church of Holy Cross

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 August 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 303423

OS Grid Reference: NZ3052067204
OS Grid Coordinates: 430520, 567204
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9985, -1.5244

Location: Deneholm, North Tyneside NE28 7HE

Locality: Wallsend
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE28 7HE

WALLSEND VALLEY GARDENS (west end)
NZ 36 NW
Holy Cross.
7/173
18.8.47 Church of Holy Cross
G.V. I

Parish church. C12; C17 porch; restored 1909; roughly coursed and squared sand- stone rubble; coursed squared sandstone porch. Nave, chancel and south porch. South doorway of nave has inner arch behind corbelled arch; elliptical-headed door opening in porch has chamfered surround and impost blocks. Stone benches. Diagonal west buttresses. Interior: round base at west end of nave formerly held font. Walls surviving to about a half-metre, except for doorways and porch.

Historical note: roof removed c.1797 by William Clarke of Dockwray Square, North Shields, who intended to repair the church, but sold his property in Wallsend without any work being done.
Sources: W. Richardson History of the Parish of Wallsend, 1927, 110-122. M. Hope Dodds History of Northumberland vol. XIII 1930.

Listing NGR: NZ3052267208

Holy Cross Church was built between the villages of Wallsend and Willington by the monks of Jarrow about the year 1150.

The earliest reference to the site of the church is contained within two charters, one of them a grant to Bishop Walcher in 1074 and the other to Bishop William de St. Carilef in 1082.

Holy Jesus Hospital
This fine building was nearly lost to Newcastle upon Tyne when the adjacent City Motorway was built in the 1960's. It has lain in an almost derelict condition for a lot of its life in the 20th Century, but thankfully is now in a stable condition and being used by the National Trust. The Holy Jesus Hospital has also been known as the Freeman's or Town's Hospital and was opened in 1682. It isn't a hospital in the modern sense of the word; it was basically an Arms House. The Joicey Museum was at one stage based here but the exhibits are now on display at the Discovery Museum in Blandford House.
Holy Trinity Embleton
These photographs taken 4th March 2001 of the Grade I Listed Holy Trinity Embleton.

Listing text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101041822-church-of-the-holy-trinity-embleton#.WXSUp-mQxtR

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity
Listing Date: 31 December 1969
Grade: I
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041822
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236953
Location: Embleton, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Parish: Embleton

EMBLETON VILLAGE Church of the Holy Trinity
NU 2322
14/63
31.12.69

Parish Church. Lower part of tower late C11 or early C12; nave arcades early C13; aisles rebuilt and tower heightened early C14; porch later C15 or early C16; aisles refenestrated and extended to embrace tower 1850 by John Dobson; chancel (replacing a predecessor of c.1800) and vestry 1867 by F.R. Wilson at the expense of Merton College, Oxford.

Lower part of tower rubble, other parts squared stone, except for chancel of alternating bands of grey roughly- faced limestone and pink sandstone; ashlar dressings. Graduated Lakeland slate roof to nave; C20 stainless steel roofs to aisles; chancel and vestry roofs banded purple Welsh slate with green fish-scale slates. Plan: West tower, nave with 3-bay aisles later extended west, south porch and transeptal. Craster Chapel at east end of north aisle; chancel with north vestry. C14 style, the chancel with Geometrical tracery.

Three-stage tower with chamfered set-backs between stages and below parapet. Restored or C19 stepped buttresses flank C19 2-light west window. South wall of lower stage shows part-blocked trefoil-headed window above aisle roof; second stage has two square-headed windows on west; belfry has transomed openings of two trefoil-headed lights with quatrefoil spandrel; parapet with trefoil-headed open panels and 8 small pinnacles.

South aisle has diagonal south-west buttress. Tall chamfered plinth east of porch. Flat-topped porch with moulded 4-centred arch, carved hoodmould stops and niche on angel corbel above; cornice and parapet. Interior shows old stone benches, C19 roof with carved bosses and C19 doorway with boarded double doors, below weathering of earlier porch roof. Five C12 and C13 cross slabs set in internal walls; (other medieval fragments set into internal walls of vestry). 2-light C19 aisle windows. North aisle has old moulded parapet similar to porch. Projecting gabled Craster Chapel has large stepped buttress on east and renewed 2-light north window. C19 clerestorey with trefoiled ogee-headed lights; coped east gable on moulded kneelers, with ring cross finial.

3-bay chancel. South wall shows chamfered plinth and set-back at sill level, and stepped buttresses between bays; central buttress extended westward into a projection holding a cinquefoil-headed priest's door; 2-light windows varying in detail. 5-light east window flanked by gabled angel buttresses, beneath coped gable with ring cross finial. One 2-light window on north, and pent-roofed vestry.

Interior: Double-chamfered tower arch; chamfered hoodmould. Above arch traces of a blocked door and weathering of low-pitched late medieval roof. Base of tower has pointed vault on three chamfered ribs, pierced by C19 iron spiral stair. Vault ribs cut rear arches of blocked early Norman windows in side walls. Nave arcades of pointed double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers with moulded capitals; eastern responds have foliage carving. Carved broach stops to outer order chamfer; hoodmoulds with large nutmeg ornament, partly re-cut, and carved stops. East wall of south aisle shows three brackets, two with carved heads, and rebated aumbry. East window of north aisle flanked by round- and ogee-arched piscinae with cusped recesses above, possibly re-set. Double-chamfered segmental-pointed arch to Craster Chapel; Chapel has rebated aumbry on east.

C19 double-chamfered chancel arch with dogtooth, on C13 carved corbels, under weathering of steeply-pitched C13 nave roof; large blocked window in gable. Chancel banded pink and yellow stone. Piscina and credence recesses have trefoiled arches; adjacent window sill lowered to hold wooden sedile.

C19 scissor-braced nave roof on stone corbels; plain late medieval roofs to aisles. Elaborate collar-beam chancel roof. Tiled sanctuary with wrought- iron Gothic altar rails; carved stone reredos. Carved 1896 pulpit. Chancel glass 1884 by Kempe; east window with Northumbrian Saints, side windows with Evangelists, Patriarchs, Prophets and Fathers of the Latin Church. Carved C19 font in C13 style. Old Craster hatchments over arch to Craster Chapel and under tower.

Monuments: C18 ledger slabs in chancel. At west end of south aisle wall tablets to Mrs Grace Edwards d.1696, Anthony Wilson (Custom Officer at Craster) d.1718 and Joseph Wood (Major of the Northumberland militia) d.1810. At west end of north aisle wall tablets to Viscount Grey of Fallodon d. 1933 and other C19 and early C20 members of the family.

Listing NGR: NU2306822485

Holystone
Holywell
Series of black & white photographs supplied from Ruth Perrott's collection - all dated circa 1931. Colour photographs taken by myself in 2003.
Hood Street
Hoppings - 2000
These photographs were taken in July 2000 at The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hoppings. This annual fair is held on the Town Moor and is claimed to be the largest travelling fair in Europe..
Hoppings 2001
A series of photographs taken at the 2001 Newcastle Hoppings - taken on the first day, Friday 22nd June 2001, on a sunny evening. Strange start for the Hoppings - no rain in sight!.
Horatio Street - Sailors Bethel
Building Name: FORMER SEAMEN'S BETHEL
Parish: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
District: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
County: TYNE AND WEAR
Postcode: NE1 2PE
LBS Number: 304635
Grade: II
Date Listed: 30/03/1987
NGR: NZ2626364188

Listing Text:
NZ 26 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HORATIO STREET (north side)
G.V. II

Seamen's nonconformist chapel. 1875 by Thomas Oliver. Sunday School room 1900 by Oliver, Leeson and Wood.

Sandstone ashlar retaining wall at left; brick with ashlar dressings; roof of small thick dark slates; lead-covered flèche.

Built on steep slope: main elevation to Horatio Street 2 storeys; rear to City Road one storey. 3 left bays; 3-bay chapel at right. Third, entrance, bay under gable has square-headed double door with nook shafts; IHS carved in shield above. Quatrefoil light over. 2 left bays under gable have tall sashes with trefoiled heads above retaining wall. Stone mullioned-and-transomed window over door. Cusped lancets to chapel, and tall 2-light east window in 3-sided apse with head-stopped drip-mould; gargoyles flank this window under gable. Steeply- pitched hipped roof to chapel with tall round central flèche on belfry.

A prominent landmark above the Quayside.

Historically the Bethel built for £2,000 as a non conformist Chapel in 1875 to a design by Thomas Oliver (Junior) and replaced a earlier Chapel in Manor Chare. It opened on 12th April 1877 and a Sunday School was added to the back of the building in 1900.

The building was used for a short period at the end of World War 2 as a Danish Church but this closed down in 1949.

Used as a store for many years and restored in 1991 as office accommodation for the then Tyne & Wear Development Corporation.

Of course Sailors Bethel is often taken to mean something completely different (if you know what I mean), however the dictionary shows Bethel as meaning:

Etymology: Hebrew bEth'El house of God
Date: circa 1617
1 : a hallowed spot
2 a : a chapel for Nonconformists b : a place of worship for seamen

The Bethel was painted by TS Lowry in 1965 as The Old Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Horton - St Mary the Virgin
St Mary The Virgin - Horton. Located: on the A192 between Ashington Spine Road (A189) and Bedlington. Quarter of a mile from the Spine Road intersection. Date of consecration: Unknown A Church of 12th Century foundation, rebuilt in 1827 and restored in 1900. The Church at Horton was administered by the Prior of Tynemouth in 1147. In 1650 The Church Commissioners recommended the Church be included within a Parish including Blyth Neuk, Newsham and Cramlington. A memorial stone to Anne Barbowle (Anne Harbottle) 1517 is set into the South wall, evidently this is a tombstone, a thin slab with name and pair of shears inscribed. Bell dates from 1621. Unfortunatley in very poor condition. The Church has an eighteenth Century sun dial. The Kell garvestone photographs were taken for Shirley Gaunt from Australia - they are her ancestors. The photographs taken 7 September 2006 were when the Church was open as part of the Heritage Open Days.
Howdon
Inchcolm Island
Jackie Milburn Memorial
Jackie Milburn Statue

A statue to one of Newcastle United greatest ever players, Jackie Milburn. A great man both on and off the field.

The statue was paid for by public subscription and has stood on Northumberland Street then moved to St James Boulevard and finally to St James' Park.
Jarrow
Jarrow - 1950
This set of photographs kindly donated by: Elizabeth Tindle (nee Baker) Dr Elizabeth Tindle, FAPS Psychologist Queensland University of Technology Brisbane Queensland Australia
Jarrow - Back to Jarrow March 1981
This was a March through Jarrow organised by the Northern Regional Council of the Labour Party - 1st November 1981.
Jarrow Crusade - Paul Perry Photographs
This set of photographs is displayed by kind permission of Paul Perry who holds copyright ownership. Paul has his own site at http://www.paulperry1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
Jesmond
This is a leafy suburb of Newcastle Upon Tyne, lying to the North of the City. The photographs of Carlton House are especially for Chris Morgan who took night classes there - date unknown!
Jesmond - Banqueting Hall
The Banqueting Hall can be found on Jesmond Dene Park Road and it commands fantastic views over the Dene. This is why Lord Armstrong had Architect John Dobson design and build the Hall between 1860 and 1862. The Hall was used to entertain Armstrong's guests. A Lodge and Extension were added in 1869 - 70 to a design by R Norman Shaw. It is the Lodge House or Gatehouse that can be seen on these photographs.
Jesmond - St Marys
R J Charlton in his book "Newcastle Town" (circa 1885) wrote: "The next mention of the place is in 1510, when we read of a great number of Newcastle people, headed by some of their aldermen, coming to Jesmond to kill the Prior of Tynemouth. Why they came, and whether they succeeded, is another point on which history is silent; but it is probable that it was at the hospital here that the prior lodged, and that we are now on the spot where our ancestors came with such blood-thirsty intentions. The Priors of Tynemouth were in possession of the chapel (this is S Mary's Chapel) and hospital at about this time. Edward VI, granted them to the corporation of Newcastle, which, in turn, sold them to Sir Robert Brandling. We read of Sir Francis Anderson and others in 1658 selling possessions here to William Coulson, Esq., where his descendants resided until 1809. For long the chapel was used as a barn and stable, and the hospital was rebuilt and converted into a dwelling-house. Close to the chapel is a little dell, through which runs a tiny rivulet, and in which is the famous St. Mary's Well, which was said to have had as many steps down to it as there are articles in the Apostles' Creed. Mr. Coulson, we are told by McKenzie in 1827, enclosed the dell for a bathing-place, but he had no sooner done this than the water left it. There were whispers of profanation of a holy place amongst the superstitious, but soon the water returned in greater abundance than ever. The well still remains, though the road has of late years been diverted, and now runs across the little dell (which has been filled in for the purpose) below the well, instead of running round between the well and the chapel, as it once did." This is what the Jesmond Dene Web Site has to say about the well @ http://www.jesmonddene.org.uk/HistoryTrail.htm "Leaving the Chapel, we make our way to the Holy Well, which is situated some 200 yards west. On the stonehead is inscribed the word Gratia; the full inscription is, however, said to have read: Ave Maria Gratia Plena (Hail Mary full of grace). The well at one time was reputed to have been a warm spring and in cold weather a cloud of vapour issued from it - be that as it may, the waters of the present well are clear and ice-cool. The reputation gained over the centuries for miraculous cures of various ailments still remains today and people even now fill small bottles with the well's water for its medicinal values. The well was acquired by the Corporation in 1932 and it having deteriorated considerably since then, it was decided in 1982 to renovate the site and to take the opportunity to have a full archaeological investigation. From this it appears that the doubt that existed early in the century as to the exact site of St. Mary's Well was justified as the present structure does not date back beyond the 17th Century. There are known to have been at least two other springs in the vicinity of the Chapel and it may be that one of these at least marked the site of the original miraculous cures." This short snippet can be seen @ http://www.antipope.org/feorag/wells/hope/northumberland.html "There is a holy well here, said to have as many steps to it as there are articles in the creed. It was recently enclosed for a bathing place, which was no sooner done than the water left it. The well was always esteemed of more sanctity than common wells, and therefore the failing of the water could be looked upon as nothing less than a just revenge for so great a profanation. But, alas ! the miracle's at an end, for the water returned a while ago in as great abundance as ever. Pilgrimages to this well and chapel at Jesmond were so frequent, that one of the principal streets of the great commercial town aforesaid is supposed to have had its name partly from having and inn in it, to which the pilgrims that flocked thither for the benefit of the supposed holy water used to resort.--Ibid.; Brand. Pop. Ant., ii. 380,n." Taken from http://www.jesmond.uk.net/www.jesmond.uk.net/ "St. Mary's Chapel at "Jesu Mount" was regarded as one of the most important shrines in Christendom in medieval times. The reason for this veneration was due to the fact that evidence of the enactment of healing miracles at St. Mary's Well had been received and accepted by the Pope in Rome. It was held that Jesus, at the request of the Virgin Mary, had performed miracles between AD 1125 and AD 1250 at the Well, which was in a wooded hollow, a short distance to the west of the Chapel." In "The History of Newcastle upon Tyne or the Ancient and Present State of that Town" by Henry Bourne M.A. (1736) there is a section on Pilgrim Street. Bourne mentions the fact that Pilgrims would pass through Newcastle on their pilgrimage to St Mary's Chapel and Well and makes the following footnote at page 82: "The Gentleman of this Place at present is William Coulson, Esq; who lately built a very pretty House, and accommodated it with Gardens. St. Mary's Well in this Village, which is said to have had as many Steps down to it, as there are Articles in the Creed, was lately inclos'd by Mr. Coulson for a Bathing-Place; which was no sooner done than the Water left it. This occasioned strange Whispers in the Village and the adjacent Places. The Well was always esteemed of more Sanctity than common Wells, and therefore the Failing of the Water could be looked upon as nothing less than a just Revenge for so great a Prophanation. But Alas! the Miracle's at an End, for the Water returned a-while ago in as great Abundance as ever" In his Local Records, John Sykes makes the following comments in his entry for the year 1351: "1351.-St. Mary's chapel and hospital at Jesmond near Newcastle, existed at this tine; their founder unknown. The corporation of Newcastle obtained a grant of them from Edward VI. Brand says, (1789) "there remains one of the little windows of the hospital in the west gable of a house, at present a public house. The chapel has had a north aisle which is now a stable, and the hospital itself is now a barn." These ruins have lately been cleared of the buildings by James Losh, Esq., the present proprietor, and have a fine effect. The late celebrated mathematician, Dr. Charles Hutton in a very early period of his life, kept a school at Stotte's Hall in this village, formerly the mansion house of Sir Robert Stotte. Sir Francis Anderson, Knt. and others sold possessions here in 1669, to William Coulson Esq., whose descendants had residence upon them until 1808, when they were purchased by the late John Anderson, Esq., of Newcastle by whose family Jesmond House is now inhabited. This delightful village which contains two public gardens, is, by the inhabitants of Newcastle, much resorted to during the summer months. There was an inn in Pilgrim Street, in Newcastle, at which the devotees in their visits to the shrine of St. Mary, at Jesmond, are said to have lodged, hence it was called the Pilgrim's Inn, which is supposed to have given name to the street. The Holy Well at Jesmond was anciently in high estimation, and hither, for the purpose of devotion, people came from all parts of the island. Bourne says, "the Pilgrim's Inn is on the west side of the street, and exactly one hundred and sixteen yards, one foot, fro111 the southern most corner of Upper Dean Bridge." Consequently the present Queen's Head Inn will stand nearly upon its site." The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend for April 188 has an article about "Holy Wells in the North" and mentions the following about St Mary's: "Bourne tells us how when a gentleman named Coulson enclosed St. Mary's Well, in the village of Jesmond, near Newcastle, for a bathing place, it was no sooner done than the water left it. This he says was occasioned by strange whispers in the village and the adjacent places. This well, which had as many steps down as there are articles in the Creed, had always been esteemed of more sanctity than common, and therefore the failing of the water could be looked upon as nothing less than a just revenge for so great a profanation. But, alas! the miracle was soon washed away, for the water returned in the course of a little while in as great abundance as ever." There is a report in the 1983 edition of the Archaeologia Aeliana or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Fifth Series, Volume XI - The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne which sheds light on the well following an excavation by R Fraser and others. In the piece by R Fraser casts some doubt as to whether the well is actually a "holy well" as is claimed by some members of the Catholic Church. The observation is made that whilst historical records support the claim of nearby St Mary's Chapel as a "holy site" the same cannot be said for the St Mary's Well in The Grove (i.e. the one that I photographed). It appears that there were a number of similar wells in the area, indeed there were two within the confines of the Chapels grounds, the other being known as Pigg's Well. Evidently St Mary's Well is fed by the Moor Crook Letch which for the majority of its course is covered over. The excavation proved that the well is in fact a purpose built bathing pool constructed mainly of dressed sandstone with a flag stone floor. The well itself contains a millstone with a hole in the centre. It also discovered from the findings that the bathing place had been demolished some time at the beginning of the 19th century. So in essence we may have something here that was constructed as a "commercial enterprise" to have pilgrims give up some of their cash for a bath in waters that were claimed to be "holy".
Jesmond Community Orchard
Located in a corner of St Andrew's Cemetery in Jesmond is a delightful orchard which is maintained by the Jesmond Community Orchard.

From the JCO web site @ http://www.jesmondcommunityorchard.kk5.org/#

Jesmond Community Orchard provides opportunities for growing fruit for the benefit of the general community and fosters community spirit by encouraging local residents to become involved in planning, preparation, planting, cultivation and harvesting of local fruit. Through events and activities it builds up an interest in local food growing, and care for the environment.

As well as enhancing part of St Andrew’s Cemetery, which is within a Conservation Area, and has lost trees over the years, the group provide educational opportunities for local schools. West Jesmond Primary School and Northern Counties College both overlook the cemetery and are keen for pupils to get involved.

Jesmond Community Orchard is supported by local individuals and families who come to help with the work.

I took a look at the orchard yesterday, 12th May 2015 and was intrigued to see a fox sniffing about - of course as soon as it saw the human it was off like a shot.

Jesmond Dene
Jesmond Old Cemetery - Crypts
This set of photographs was taken during the 2002 Heritage Open Days when the Crypt at Jesmond Old Cemetery was opened to the public. The Crypt or Catacombs are beneath the Chapels at the main entrance to the Cemetery and are currently used by Tyne & Wear Archaeology Department for storage purposes. Indeed one of the members of that Department was the Guide on the day, so thanks to him. There are some 22 shelves within the Crypt, which enabled coffins to be stored prior to burial. This was not a Crypt for the final resting place of bodies. Indeed one theory is that bodies were secured within the Crypt for up to 10 days prior to burial, thus allowing decomposition to take place, this then put off any grave robbers from disinterring the bodies from their final resting place. There is also evidence that the Crypts may have been used as air raid shelters during World War 2.
Jesmond Old Cemetery - Vol 1
The cemeteries featured are Newcastle Central (known as Jesmond Old Cemetery) and All Saints. They can be found opposite each other on Jesmond Road in Newcastle. Not morbid curiosity, but a good way to reflect on Newcastle's history. There are some very interesting headstones to read in the cemetery, take a look some time. Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Jesmond Old Cemetery - Vol 2
Jesmond Parish Church
Under construction
Jingling Geordies Hole - Tynemouth
This series of photographs are of Jingling Geordies Hole at Tynemouth Castle and Priory. The caves have seen much human usage and it is part of mythology that at one time access could be had to the priory, indeed it is though to have been a means of escape for the Monks. There were however structures built within the cave complex, indeed the entrance way had a vaulted stone arch, and it has been claimed that two "apartments" were actually used as dungeons. Further "mythology" is that The Witch of Tynemouth lived in the caves at one stage, but some say it was a Wizard. Of course there are the usual tales of hidden treasure, fairies and smuggling connected to the caves, and who knows they may be right. As for the name, one theory is that the caves were used by a foreigner as a place of accommodation. This stranger was a loner and was considered to be a ghostly figure as when he prowled about he made a clanking or metallic sound. This was reported as being a jingling sound and as no one knew the strangers name he was called Geordie by the locals. It was the frightened local children who nicknamed him Jingling Geordie.
John Dixon's Pioneer Diploma
These photographs are of Bob Dixon's Grandfathers (John Dixon) Pioneer diploma. Given by Durham miner's for 50 years membership.
John Dobson Street
This street in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne City Centre is named after the great Architect John Dobson,
Kellogs Round Britian Cycle Race - Newcastle
Photographs taken in 1987 of the leg of the race that ended and started in Newcastle - 35mm photographs
Kielder
Killingworth
Killingworth Village stands some 7 miles East of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The photographs of Killingworth were originaly requested by Paul Ramsay, brought up in the village but now living in Surrey.
King Street - Number 25 - SABATINI RESTAURANT
This is number 25 King Street which leads onto Newcastle Quayside and is now the home to Sabatini Restaurant.

Built in 1875 by R.J. Johnson for the TYNE STEAM SHIPPING Company, it is so narrow (perhaps the most thinnest office block in Newcastle) as it was built on land that had been between PLUMMER CHARE and HORNSBY’S CHARE. I would imagine that this would have been built on land following the 1854 Quayside Fire.

There is reference to the building being named as SEAWAY HOUSE and housed amongst others in 1879, FOREIGN PASSPORT OFFICE and the NORTH OF ENGLAND STEAM SHIP OWNERS ASSOCIATION.

This is a Grade 2 Listed Building - 1987

Offices, now restaurant. Circa 1890. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. 4 storeys and attic, 8 bays; Jacobethan style. Leaded casements in stone
mullioned-and-transomed cross windows. Paired pilasters flanking 2 bays at each end, those on ground floor Tuscan order with paterae; Ionic Order above; Corinthian on third floor, all with full-width entablatures with pulvinated friezes; egg-and-dart-moulding to ground-floor cornice, dentils to first and modillions to second. 2 dormers have similar windows in keyed arched recesses flanked by consoles and under segmental pediments. Parapet with pilasters; 2 segmetal-headed dormers. One-bay right return to Quayside has similar dormer with consoles giving shaped gable effect. Listing NGR: NZ2535163886
Kings College War Memorial, Heaton
This memorial is situated of the now Newcastle University Heaton sports facility at Cartington Terrace just off Chillingham Road.

Kings College did of course go on to be Newcastle University.

Photographed today, 3rd July 2017.

Kings Manor
Kings Manor Business Park,
Kingston Park
Home of the Newcastle Falcons Rugby Union Team
Kirkhaugh - Holy Paraclete Church
This hidden gem can be located some 3 miles North of Alston. Dedicated in 1869 it replaced an earlier medieval Church. It is the only Church in England to bear the name of Paraclete. Evidently the Church has no pews only chairs and amongst its relics are a 16th century chalice and a Saxon Cross. Paraclete, Comforter (L. Consolator; Gr. parakletos), an appellation of the Holy Ghost. The Greek word which, as a designation of the Holy Ghost at least, occurs only in St. John (xiv, 16, 26; xv, 26; xvi, 7), has been variously translated "advocate", "intercessor", "teacher, "helper", "comforter
Knarsdale War Memorial
This is the memorial cross to the First and Second World Wars, located in the churchyard of St Jude's in Knarsdale.

The cross is 4 metres tall and has a sword and scabbard carved into it.

The sculptor was Beattie of Carlisle and it was raised by public subscription.

These images taken 24th July 2014:

Laing Art Gallery
The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne's premier public art gallery which is free to enter
Lake District
A set of phortographs a little out of my usual area but the home of ancestory.
Lambley
Lambley, formerly known as Harper Town, is a village in Northumberland, England about 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Haltwhistle.The village lies adjacent to the River South Tyne. The place name Lambley refers to the "pasture of lambs"
Langley Castle
Located on the south side of the River South Tyne and standing beside the Langley Burn is Langley castle, a Grade I Listed 13th century tower house which these days operates as a hotel. The name Langley is from the Old English for ‘long clearing’.

Originally owned by Sir Thomas de Lucy the building passed to the Earl of Northumberland (Percy family) following the death of Sir Thomas in 1343. Unfortunately Percy was involved with Bishop Richard le Scrope (1350-1405) in the Northern Rising against King Henry IV. The result of the revolt was that Scrope was executed by beheading, 8 June 1405, his last request being that he be dealt five blows in remembrance of the five wounds suffered by Christ at his crucifixion. During the uprising the army of the King attacked and destroyed Langley castle and it lay in ruins.

Four hundred and seventy years later the ruined building was purchased by local historian Cadwallader Bates who set about restoring the castle. With the assistance of his wife, Josephine, Bates worked on the restoration until his death in 1902. On his death Josephine took over the project and worked until her own death in 1933. Both are buried within the grounds of the castle.

In subsequent years the castle has been used as a barracks during World War Two, a girl’s school and finally a hotel.

A notable feature of the castle is the large number of toilets, known as garderobe, a total of twelve with four to each floor. It is unusual to have such a high number of garderobe, most typical castle’s having only one or two and it is thought that it may have been the intention to have a large garrison of troops housed.
Leazes Park
Leazes Park To the North West of Newcastle Upon Tyne City Centre this is a public park designed by John Laing and opened in 1872. In a rather run down state at the moment but plans have been made for general improvements.
Leazes Village
This album was started as the result of someone in UK.Local.Geordie raising the question as to where is there a bungalow in the Newcastle Upon Tyne City Centre. Well here it is in Leazes Village.
Lemington
The initial photographs in this album were taken of Lemington Glass Works during the Heritage Opne Day, 16th September 2000. The photographs of the new Lemington Bridge were taken in December 2001 shortly after its opening. The bridge crosses the section that was the former river Tyne at The Gut. Lemington lies to the West of Newcastle Upon Tyne..
Les Forsters Annual Pilgrimage 2005
This was a night out in the Toon to celebrate Les's annual visit to the area. Attendee's being Les himself, Pat Pierpoint, John Gallon, Jeff Piper, Norman Patrick and myself. Pubs visited were the Newcastle Arms, Rosies, the Strawberry and Shearers Bar. A good night was had by all!
Les Fosters Last Annual Pilgrimage - 2006
This set of photographs were taken on Sunday 3rd September 2006 when Les had a stroll accompanied by myself, Norman Patrick, Michael Bell, Phil Thirkell and Marc Stuart
Lifeboat William Riley of Birmingham and Leamington
Courtesy of the News Guardian @ http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/local/tynemouth-rnli-members-to-row-in-106-year-old-lifeboat-1-7468254

Tynemouth RNLI members to row in 106 year old lifeboat By Tegan Chapman 18th September 2015

RNLI crew members from Tynemouth and Yorkshire will row the river Tyne on Saturday in a 106-year-old lifeboat.

The former Whitby lifeboat William Riley of Birmingham and Leamington, will be rowed from Newburn to Tynemouth to fundraise in aid of the RNLI on Saturday, September 19. Yorkshire drinking buddies and fundraising enthusiasts, The Ales Angels, will row the 16 miles with help from volunteer RNLI crew members from from Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station.

The historic lifeboat, which took part in the famous SS Rohilla rescue at Whitby in 1914, was last seen in the Tyne in 2008 when the Ales Angels and RNLI crew members hert from Tynemouth to Whitby, raising money for the different lifeboat stations on the way.

Pete Thomson, ex-Coxswain of Whitby RNLI Lifeboat, who was behind the 2005 restoration of the lifeboat will be helmsman through the row explained that fundraisers for the RNLI like this are the exact reason that the William Riley was restored.

Graham Chaddock one of the event organisers and Ales Angels member, said: “This year we decided that we could continue to raise funds for the RNLI by completing a number of events like this. I’d like to thank the Port of Tyne and NE1 Marina for their help in making the row possible.”

The row begins at Newburn Sailing Club at 9.30am and continues to Newcastle Quayside where the lifeboat is expected to arrive at the NE1 Marina at 10.45am. There will be some demonstrations of the lifeboat for spectators before setting off downriver again at noon, and expected arrival at Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station is at 3pm.

These images taken this morning, 19thy September 2015 as the former lifeboat arrived at Newcastle Quayside
Lifeboats The Tyne and Spirit of Northumberland
Ventured across to South Shields 9th January 2014 to see the spectacle of the historic lifeboat meeting up with its modern day successor.

This was part of the press release from the North East Maritime Trust (NEMT):

Following the completion of a five month renovation project, the world’s second oldest lifeboat, the 180 year old Tyne will be moved from the Trust workshops, in Wapping Street, South Shields, on the morning of Thursday 9th January, 2014, and subject to operational requirements, the Tynemouth lifeboat, Spirit of Northumberland will, on the high tide at 1000hrs, moor at the NEMT quay next to the Tyne.

“Bringing together for the first time, the world’s second oldest lifeboat and a modern day lifeboat provides a unique and historic photo opportunity that illustrates the advances in lifeboat design and development from the pioneering days of the world’s first purpose designed rowing lifeboats, that all began here in South Shields, to the modern and fast high tech lifeboats of today.

In just sitting in the Tyne, it struck everyone who participated in this project, of the bravery, courage and seamanship skills of the local Pilots who manned this small open boat in atrocious sea conditions, when going to the aid of those in distress at the mouth of the river. The renovation of the Tyne will ensure that not only will the exploits of her crews be remembered, but also that an important part of our local and national maritime heritage will have been be preserved.”

The Tyne will then be lifted over adjacent buildings and onto a low loader and into temporary storage, before being returned to her restored Victorian shelter in early March 2014.

The Tyne Lifeboat Institution was independent of the RNLI which established a station at Tynemouth in 1862, and which is now based at North Shields Fish Quay. The dedication and determination of the early rescue pioneers is still continued today by the crew at Tynemouth Lifeboat Station, with their 17m, 25 knot, Severn Class self-righting lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland. Completed for the station in October 1999, at a cost of £1.75 million, she has a crew of 7, a range of 250 nautical miles and can carry 124 survivors.

In addition to her twin engines, she is fitted with a hydraulic-powered bow thruster for improved manoeuvrability and carries a Y boat, an inflatable daughter boat used in moderate conditions to access areas where the lifeboat cannot reach. Comprehensive electronics include VHF and MF radios, a VHF direction finder, and an electronic chart system and radar. Casualty care equipment includes stretchers, oxygen and entonox. Other equipment includes a portable salvage pump.

Funded by the Tynemouth Lifeboat Appeal, the name of the lifeboat, Spirit of Northumberland, was chosen by members of the Lifeboat Station, in recognition of the first lifeboat to be stationed at North Shields, the Northumberland, in 1798 Both the Northumberland and Tyne launching jointly to undertake many rescues together at the treacherous mouth of the river.
Lit & Phil
Longhorsley
Northumbrian village of Longhorsley.