Exhibition Park has eight beautifuly illustrated heritage panels Related pages Jesmond Dene Heaton Park
William Armstrong and his wife, Margaret, made their home just up the road from here in 1835. They were given land in the Dene as a wedding gift and extended the grounds as their fortunes grew. Over the next 30 years William Armstrong became one of the most important engineers in the world. He built…
Ouseburn Riverside, one of the most interesting areas of Newcastle, described by the Guardian as Newcastle’s Shoreditch, now a place for creatives, but once a hive of industry. Vandals have rendered unintelligible many of the Ouseburn heritage panels. but their text is preserved below.
During the Civil War the Wall was described by the well-travelled Scot William Lithgow as “a great deal stronger than these of Yorke and not unlike to the walls of Avineon, but especially those of Jerusalem”.
A wide pathway, suitable for walkers, runners and cyclists stretches for a couple of miles westwards beyond the city centre. Adjacent to this pathway are a number of heritage panels, some works of art, inherited from the Gateshead Garden Festival (1990) and Newcastle Business Park. This part of Newcastle’s and Elswick’s riverside is rich in…
Blackfriars in Newcastle
Blackfriars was one of the largest friaries in the country. It is now the only remaining medieval friary in the City and one of Newcastle’s oldest surviving buildings, the friars of the Dominican Order, who lived here from the 13th century until 1539. As Dominican Friars wore black cloaks over their white tunics, they were nicknamed Blackfriars. The Blackfriars came to England in 1221 and…