Showing posts with label Historic Newcastle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Historic Newcastle. Show all posts

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Black Gate Newcastle


Black Gate, Newcastle.

The Black Gate in Newcastle was built between 1247 and 1250 during the reign of King Henry 111. It was last piece of Newcastle's medieval defences.
To see the Castle Keep of Newcastle please click here.
Please click on each image for the full size photo. 

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bessie Surtees House Newcastle Quayside


Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle Quayside.

Bessie Surtees House is the name given to two five story Jacobean houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Originally the two houses were known as Surtees House and Milbank House. 
Bessie Surtees eloped with John Scott a coal merchant's son who went on to become Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England.
A cast iron plaque is situated below the window from which Bessie eloped.   
The property is now owned by Historic England and is their office covering the North East & is a grade 1 listed building.







Saturday, September 10, 2016

All Saints Church Newcastle


All Saints Church, Newcastle.

 All Saints church dates back to the 18th century, it is a grade one listed building and is the third tallest religious building in Newcastle.
Please click here to see pictures of St Nicolas Cathedral, the other cathedral in Newcastle is St Marys' and photos of that building can be seen here.  

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Joseph Cowen Statue & Cross House Newcastle


Joseph Cowen Statue & Cross House, Newcastle. 

Joseph Cowen was the MP for Newcastle from 1874 to 1886.
An advocate of Irish home rule and a campaigner for Jewish rights, Cowen also supported efforts to improve the conditions of coal miners and their families.
The statue stands in front of Cross House, a distinctive seven story wedge shaped office block which was completed in 1911.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Second World War in Newcastle


Second World War in Newcastle.

War memorial, Eldon Square.
There are several reminders of Newcastle's role and preparation for invasion in World War Two.
Some are highly visible and some go virtually unnoticed.
War memorial Eldon Square built in 1923 has become a centre of remembrance for the fallen of both world wars. On top of the monument is a sculpture of St George slaying the dragon, symbolic of the triumph of good over evil.
One of the biggest tragedies in WW2 happened in nearby North Shields when a single German bomb killed 107 people in an air raid on an raid shelter under a lemonade bottling factory on May 3rd 1941.
Further photos of Second World War buildings along the North East coast can be seen here.

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Second World War in NewcastleWar memorial Eldon Square


Military "loophole" at the Newcastle end of the High Level Bridge.
A loophole was a slit constructed into a building which was intended to provide cover for a machine gun which would pour fire onto attacking enemy troops, in this case across the High Level bridge from the south. 

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Bruce building pill box.
The Newcastle University Bruce building on Percy Street in Newcastle contains a pill box from WW2 at the rear of the building, during German bombing raids on the city, an air raid warden would stand in the pillbox and direct the efforts to combat the effects of the raids, in particular guiding fire crews to tackle incendiary bombs.       

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Concrete air raid shelters, the Side Newcastle.
The shelters were built here to protect the people from bombing raids on Newcastle.
The shelters are situated under the Black Gate, part of the historic Newcastle Castle.

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Concrete air raid shelters, the Side Newcastle.Concrete air raid shelters, the Side Newcastle.

Photographs of the 2016 Newcastle Remembrance Day Parade