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Old October 25th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #121
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Woolsington Hall restoration 'progressing well' following devastating fire

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...-well-12077077
Woolsington Hall restoration 'progressing well' following devastating fire
25 Oct 2016 By Coreena Ford


Fire crews damp down Woolsington Hall after it was damaged by fire

Developers say restoration work to transform Woolsington Hall into a £23m five-star hotel is progressing well, months after a blaze tore through the Grade II listed building.

Latest accounts for Cameron Hall Developments, the owners of the former 17th-century Jacobean hunting lodge, detail how rebuilding works and restoration is moving forward following the fire in December 2015. The firm received insurance claim proceeds of £1.6m following the fire, which ripped through the building and destroyed many of its historic features. Permission was later granted to reconstruct and restore the historic building, including the roof, floor layouts, staircase, landing windows and basement.

Once completed, Cameron Hall Developments will open Woolsington Hall , on which Capability Brown worked as landscape architect, as a five-star hotel with an adjoining golf course, restaurant, spa and cookery school which could pump £8.9m into the local and regional economy as well as create more than 160 jobs.

The update on progress at the hall comes as the firm reports a 35% lift in turnover to £6.418m, boosted by a jump in sales at Wynyard Hall which accounted for £4.8m of the total turnover, a rise of £900,000 at that venue in a year.

The year saw the arrival of the Walled Garden at Wynyard Hall, which opened to much fanfare in the summer. Meanwhile, last year’s operating loss of £351,000 was converted to a profit of £821,000 and the company chalked up total comprehensive income of £776,000, compared to the previous year’s loss of £245,000. Headcount also rose, from an average of 142 members of staff to 177, with its conference and banqueting numbers rising by 32 employees to 160.

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Private Eye's Piloti's [Gavin Stamp] take on the Woolsington Hall developments.

Ordinarily this would be too 'big' to post as a review/extract but Private Eye doesn t really have an online presence where this can be linked and read. It's sufficiently amusingly radioactive [and on the money] that I've posted



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Should I 'like' it three times? Thanks. It's a good photograph to illustrate the article too. NCC seem to use ones that show it in the worst possible light. Were they allegedly on the payroll too?
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Should I 'like' it three times? Thanks. It's a good photograph to illustrate the article too. NCC seem to use ones that show it in the worst possible light. Were they allegedly on the payroll too?
Well the Eye seems to raise questions in a typically 'arch' Eye sort of way that just perhaps the developer has support. The 'suppression' of a document and their apparent reluctance to reveal others is of course not remotely sinister.
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Grant helps to secure the future of historic ironworks

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Grant helps to secure the future of historic ironworks
14 April 2017



RIDSDALE Ironworks has been given a grant of £8,600 from Historic England to prevent parts of the historical site collapsing.

The archaeological site, which lies alongside the A68 close to the River Rede, is currently on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register due to the structural instability of the engine house.The remains of the ironworks illustrate the short-lived expansion of heavy industry into the north-west uplands of Northumberland in the early 19th century. Iron from this furnace was used by Robert Stephenson to construct the High Level Bridge in Newcastle.

Historic England’s principal heritage at risk adviser for the North-East Kate Wilson said: “Ridsdale Ironworks has been a significant feature in the Redesdale landscape since the 1840s and is a visible reminder of its industrial past. Historic England is delighted to be working closely with the owners and the Revitalising Redesdale Partners to help preserve this remarkable site.”

The ironworks has also been earmarked as part of a substantial repair programme, planned to start in 2018, as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund- funded ‘Revitalising Redesdale’ Landscape Partnership Project. A condition survey undertaken during the development of the project revealed that parts of the engine house are in imminent danger of collapse and will need immediate action to secure them in advance of the planned repair work.

HLF project delivery manager Lydia Speakman said: “The opportunity to secure Heritage Lottery funding for this site will help secure its long-term future and enable us to tell the story of iron-making in this remote corner of Northumberland.”

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2016/1534/01/LBC | Listed Building Application: Partial demolition of fire damaged central chimney stacks and section of internal cross-wall, installation of lift shaft, lift, redesigned chimney flues/service risers, hotel shaft and storerooms. | Woolsington Hall Woolsington Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8DQ
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Address Woolsington Hall Woolsington Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8DQ
Proposal Listed Building Application: Partial demolition of fire damaged central chimney stacks and section of internal cross-wall, installation of lift shaft, lift, redesigned chimney flues/service risers, hotel shaft and storerooms.
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Fresh Planning Application as:

2017/0738/01/LBC | Listed building application: Demolition of remaining fire damaged chimney breasts from ground floor to basement, demolition of internal spine walls and cross walls to basement, ground and first floor, installation of lift shaft and rebuilding of chimney breasts and insertion of fireplaces to ground floor | Woolsington Hall Woolsington Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8DQ
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Address Woolsington Hall Woolsington Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8DQ
Proposal Listed building application: Demolition of remaining fire damaged chimney breasts from ground floor to basement, demolition of internal spine walls and cross walls to basement, ground and first floor, installation of lift shaft and rebuilding of chimney breasts and insertion of fireplaces to ground floor
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General Lambert's House, 31 and 33, Narrowgate, Alnwick

Whilst General Lambert's House, at 31 and 33, Narrowgate, Alnwick is on the Heritage England At Risk Register it has been acquired by Stablewood Leisure Ltd who have plans to convert it into serviced apartments along with a creperie in the basement.

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Back in 2013 we acquired a Grade II* listed building in Narrowgate Alnwick, which is on the English Heritage at Risk register. .

We have exciting plans for the property and grounds, we plan to restore the main house retaining as many of the original features as possible and convert it into serviced apartments along with a Creperie in the basement. We also plan to add 3 Mews houses in the grounds and these would also become serviced apartments. The apartments would become part of the Stablewood Coastal Cottages portfolio.

Following a detailed review and selection process we have engaged the services of Spence and Dower Architects, who are Heritage experts, to work with us on this hugely important project and in October 2016 we were granted planning permission for the project. We will soon be carrying out emergency repairs to protect it over the winter while we work through the very complex detailed construction planning in order to move the project to the next stage of development helping to safeguard the property and ultimately remove it from the ‘At Risk’ register.

We expect renovation to commence in 6 months and completion in 18 months to 2 years

We will be posting regular reviews of progress so watch this space!
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SITE NAME: General Lambert's House, 31and 33, Narrowgate, Alnwick
DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II*, CA
CONDITION: Poor
OCCUPANCY: Vacant/not in use
PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A)
OWNER TYPE: Private
LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1041425
Early C19 townhouse in plain ashlar, with three storeys and a basement. Most of the original interior detailing is still present. The building is vacant and deteriorating due to a lack of maintenance. A condition survey has been prepared and the owner is looking to convert the building to a new use.
Contact: Martin Lowe 0191 269 123
https://content.historicengland.org....ister2016.pdf/
This is the Grade Ii* Listing courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.c...k#.WUaOmMaQxtQ

Entry Name: General Lambert's House
Location: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Parish: Alnwick
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Listing Date: 25 August 1977
Grade: II*

NARROWGATE (West Side) Nos 31 and 33 (General Lambert's House)
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NU 1813 SE 1/79
NU 1813 NE 2/79
20.2.52.

Earlv C19.

Three storeys and basement. Seven windows. Plain ashlar; cill strings to 1st and 2nd floors, which also have moulded cornices. Glazing bar sash windows, single hung on 2nd floor. Wide 6 panel door to left; 8 panel door to right on ground floor. Railings to area.

Listing NGR: NU1851713502

This piece courtesy of the Northumberland Gazette @ http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....rail-1-1394203

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The site has medieval origins, and English Heritage conservation specialist John Edwards tells me the site is set on a burgage plot which marked landownership at the time.

The house was turned into two homes in the 18th century. It is thought this work may have been ordered by General Lambert, who stayed there while presiding over courts known as the Northumberland Quarter Sessions.

For the next 30 years the property was in residential use before being sold to a law firm. Solicitors Dickson, Archer and Thorp remained in the property for the next 175 years, until the last surviving partner Mr Reginald William Tudor Thorp retired in 2004 aged 87.

Much of the three-storey building was left untouched and many of the original fixtures and fittings remain.

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St Thomas The Martyr Church

Took a look at the works yesterday, 2nd August 2017 and indeed the repairs are primarily connected with the roof to make it water tight. Contractor is Team Force.

The church is of course on the Historic England At Risk Register.














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Previous discussions and photographs can be seen on the FORUM INDEX - Newcastle Forum ALPHABETICAL SUBJECT INDEX to factual posts on this forum

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ST THOMAS' THE MARTYR CHURCH - HAYMARKET / BARRAS BRIDGE . . .
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St Thomas' the Martyr Church - Photos taken at Heritage Open Days 2016
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War Memorial - The First World War Memorial to the fallen of the 6th Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Army (T.A.) just inside the church, near the shop
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Woolsington Hall

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Fresh Planning Application as:

2017/0738/01/LBC | Listed building application: Demolition of remaining fire damaged chimney breasts from ground floor to basement, demolition of internal spine walls and cross walls to basement, ground and first floor, installation of lift shaft and rebuilding of chimney breasts and insertion of fireplaces to ground floor | Woolsington Hall Woolsington Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8DQ
Reference 2017/0738/01/LBC
Alternative Reference PP-06047816
Application Received Sat 06 May 2017
Application Validated Tue 30 May 2017
Address Woolsington Hall Woolsington Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8DQ
Proposal Listed building application: Demolition of remaining fire damaged chimney breasts from ground floor to basement, demolition of internal spine walls and cross walls to basement, ground and first floor, installation of lift shaft and rebuilding of chimney breasts and insertion of fireplaces to ground floor
Status Registered
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Status Decided
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Decision Issued Date Mon 07 Aug 2017


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Plans to demolish last fire-damaged parts of Woolsington Hall approved

From Today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...maged-13462228
Plans to demolish last fire-damaged parts of Woolsington Hall approved
By Katie Dickinson 11 August 2017


The extent of some of the fire damage at Grade II listed Woolsington Hall (Image: image taken from application on Newcastle City Council planning portal)

Plans to demolish the last fire-damaged parts of historic Woolsington Hall have been given the green light by planners.

The move is the final stage of restoration work to be carried on the Grade-II listed building after a blaze tore it in December 2015. It means Cameron Hall Developments, the owners of the former 17th-century Jacobean hunting lodge, can start with plans to convert Woolsington Hall into a five star hotel, complete with golf course, spa and banqueting venue.

A fire raged through the hall in December last year, months after permission had been granted for the multi-million pound proposal. Now Newcastle City Council planning officers have approved proposals to dismantle and reconstruct the fire damaged chimney breasts at ground floor and basement levels, together with the dismantling and reconstruction of the existing historic stone fire surrounds which have been uncovered as a result of the fire.

Paul Mackings, chief executive of Cameron Hall Developments, said: “This is a massive step forward for the development and we’re delighted to be over the final hurdle. This allows us to start the re-build and we hope to start on site soon, with the building work taking around 10 months. It has taken longer than we had hoped because of the building’s listed status. Some things we’ve been able to save but others we’ve had to demolish because of health and safety considerations. But the most important historical part of the building is the facade and we still have that.”

A petition set up by campaign group Save Newcastle Wildlife, demanding the plans be shelved, has attracted more than 11,000 signatures. Commenting on the latest application, Rachel Locke, from the group, said: “The main argument the applicant used in getting the original application approved was that the benefits of restoring the hall would outweigh the harm of residential development within the woodland, which is part of the heritage asset. The real harm of the enabling development was discounted because the parkland was not considered as valuable as the hall itself. “That officers are willing to approve yet more damage to the hall is a clear indication that the enabling development, which would see the unnecessary destruction of one of the city’s largest areas of mature woodland - and further harm to the wider heritage asset - should no longer be permitted. Newcastle City Council needs to go back to the drawing board before making any more decisions on how this scheme should proceed.”

Read more and see video @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...maged-13462228


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Church of Our Lady, Seaton Delaval

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Church of Our Lady, A190, Seaton Delaval - Northumberland (UA)

Originally the private chapel of the Delaval family, the church has a short and tall nave, lower chancel and west porch. It dates from the early C12, but may incorporate earlier fabric. Structural movement is affecting two internal arches and the east wall. This movement has been monitored since 1998. Following a specialist report in 2011, exploratory work is underway to determine the cause of the movement and potential repair solutions.

Heritage Category: Listed Place of Worship grade I

Name: Church of Our Lady, A190, Seaton Delaval
Street: A190
Locality: Seaton Delaval
Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
Parliamentary Constituency: Blyth Valley
Region: North East
Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, RPG grade II*, CA
List Entry Number: 1041317
Condition: Poor
Priority Category: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
New Entry: Yes
Owner Type: Religious organisation
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St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle - pictures 08/10/17 Part 1 of 3

Follow up on posts #81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88 showing pictures showing condition in October 2015

Pictures by myself from Sunday 08/10/17 showing the condition at that point of time of the buildings at St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle

North Entrance Gates, Piers, Walls and Railings - see http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...1&postcount=82 for listed building text etc and pictures by Steve in October 2015













Lodges to St John's Cemetery North Entrance - see http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...4&postcount=83 for listed building text etc and pictures by Steve in October 2015

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St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle - pictures 08/10/17 Part 2 of 3

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Pictures by myself from Sunday 08/10/17 showing the condition at that point of time of the buildings at St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle

Lodges to St John's Cemetery North Entrance (continued)

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St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle - pictures 08/10/17 Part 3 of 3

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Pictures by myself from Sunday 08/10/17 showing the condition at that point of time of the buildings at St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle

Chapels and Archway in St John's Cemetery (continued)















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In June 1855 the Burial Board of St John's, Westgate and Elswick received fourteen entries for a competition to design two chapels, two entrance lodges, gates, fences etc, at a cost not exceeding £4000, for their proposed cemetery (The Builder, 16 June 1855). The first prize was awarded to Johnstone and Knowles and the second to R J Johnson (ibid, 23 June, 7 July 1855).

In February 1856 the contract to purchase 20 acres (c 8ha) at £400 per acre from Richard Grainger was confirmed (Burial Board Minutes, February 1856). In March 1856 a Newcastle architect, John Johnstone wrote to the Burial Board offering his services and was appointed as architect for the new cemetery in the same month (Minutes, March 1856). Johnstone's payment for superintending the works was agreed to be 5% of the cost of the chapels and 2.5% for the remainder of the works including the cottages, gates, walls, fences, drains, and roads (ibid). It was agreed that the chapels should be at the centre of the site and that Johnstone should prepare a plan showing the consecrated and unconsecrated ground (ibid). It is highly probable that this Johnstone is the same person who entered the design competition in partnership with Knowles.


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LOCATION, AREA, BOUNDARIES, LANDFORM, SETTING The c 8ha site is located at Elswick and is c 3km south-west of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. The reversed L-shaped site adjoins Elswick Road to the north with the boundary marked by a c 0.5m high stone wall topped with c 1.2m high mid-C19 railings. To the east the cemetery is bounded by West View (formerly Gluehouse Lane), and to the south and west by St John's Road which follows an arc at the south-west corner of the cemetery. All of these boundaries are similarly marked by stone walls topped by C20 railings, but with a wall height of c 1.2-1.5m. On the east boundary the railings are divided by stone piers and on the south boundary the wall retains the cemetery ground. To the west a small rectangular Jewish burial ground (outside the area here registered) forms an inset from St John's Road into the cemetery, this being generally bounded by c 1.4m high stone walls. To the north-west the cemetery adjoins a late-C19/early-C20 extension of the burial area (outside the area here registered) laid out with four roughly rectangular burial areas.

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South East Entrance Lodge to St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle - pictures 08/10/17

Another building at St John's Westgate and Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle is the South East Entrance Lodge

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A further main entrance is from West View at the south-east corner of the cemetery. This is set back from the road in a similar manner to the principal entrance, but with a short splayed wall to the south. This entrance is marked by a carriage entrance flanked by two pedestrian entrances, all with C19 iron gates set between square stone piers with gableted stone caps. Immediately north-west of this entrance is a small, single-storey lodge. The gates, piers, and lodge are similar in style to those at the principal entrance.

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I had cause to drive past there today and noticed how rough they are. You almost wonder if they are an invitation to the naughty tramps to spend an evening warming themselves...I hope not.

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HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT

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LOCATION, AREA, BOUNDARIES, LANDFORM, SETTING The c 8ha site is located at Elswick and is c 3km south-west of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. The reversed L-shaped site adjoins Elswick Road to the north with the boundary marked by a c 0.5m high stone wall topped with c 1.2m high mid-C19 railings. To the east the cemetery is bounded by West View (formerly Gluehouse Lane), and to the south and west by St John's Road which follows an arc at the south-west corner of the cemetery. All of these boundaries are similarly marked by stone walls topped by C20 railings, but with a wall height of c 1.2-1.5m. On the east boundary the railings are divided by stone piers and on the south boundary the wall retains the cemetery ground. To the west a small rectangular Jewish burial ground (outside the area here registered) forms an inset from St John's Road into the cemetery, this being generally bounded by c 1.4m high stone walls. To the north-west the cemetery adjoins a late-C19/early-C20 extension of the burial area (outside the area here registered) laid out with four roughly rectangular burial areas.

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I know that area well and it is now very very rough, lots of stones toppled and some really unpleasant graffiti..
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Quayside's The Cooperage is the latest heritage building on the at risk list

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Quayside's The Cooperage is the latest heritage building on the at risk list
Tont Henderson 26 October 2017


The Cooperage, Newcastle, 2008 (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

One of Newcastle’s oldest and most prominent heritage buildings has been placed on the at risk list.

The Cooperage on the Quayside, a medieval timber-framed building which is a rarity in the North East, is the most significant regional addition to Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register 2017 which is published today. The grade II-star building’s last use was as a popular pub but it has been disused since its closure four years ago. The Cooperage is the most complete late medieval timber-framed building in Newcastle and dates from the first half of the 16th Century. It is one of the former merchant’s houses, including Bessie Surtees House, which survived the Great Quayside Fire of 1854.

The deteriorating state of the Cooperage is in stark contrast to its neighbour, the early 17th Century 28-30 the Close, which was rescued from dereliction and is now the Michelin-starred House of Tides restaurant, opened by Kenny Atkinson in 2014.

Kate Wilson, Heritage at Risk Principal for Historic England in the North East, said: “The Cooperage building is one of the most prominent on the Quayside and was a popular bar. Neglect and lack of maintenance has left the Cooperage in a very poor state, with broken guttering and water pouring down. There is no reason for it being in the state it is now, at a time when the Quayside is on the up. It is a really important example from the merchant trading high point of the Quayside’s history. We have written to the owner and offered help, as has the city council. It now needs a new use to ensure its survival.”

A city council spokesman said: “We share the concerns of Historic England over the deteriorating state of the Cooperage. We are in contact with the building’s owners in the hope we can work with them to ensure this most historic of properties is repaired and brought back into use.”

Read more and see image gallery @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...lding-13812467

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COOPERAGE - THE HISTORICAL BUILDING AND 'SOME-TIME' PUBLIC HOUSE ON THE CLOSE . . .
Cooperage - The Cooperage on the Quayside (The Close) and the last Cooper in Newcastle
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The Cooperage in 2010
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Cooperage - finally closing to become a hotel in 2012?
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Cooperage - Ornate 'Doorside Foxes' (on frontage relocated from Nancey's Bordello in Argyle Street)
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Cooperage - Are the 'wooden beams' original? (Many photos from over the years)
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Old Photos of the Cooperage, as a Public House and before that as a 'Coopers' business.
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North East At Risk Register 2017

The At Rick Register for the North East, 2017 has been published and is available @ https://content.historicengland.org....ister2017.pdf/

As previously mentioned The Cooperage is unfortunately a new entry as:

SITE NAME: 32, Close (The Cooperage)
DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II*, CA
CONDITION: Poor
OCCUPANCY: Vacant/not in use
PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (New entry)
OWNER TYPE: Commercial company
LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1024916

One of a group of late-medieval buildings on the Newcastle-upon-Tyne water front. Sandstone ground floor, supporting timber-framed upper floors. Gabled front of one bay and three storeys, with jettied first and second floors. Originally a merchant house and more recently a public house and restaurant. The building is vacant and deteriorating due to a lack of maintenance.

St John the Baptist also finds itself on the list as:

SITE NAME: Church of St John the Baptist,
Westgate Road, Newcastle
upon Tyne
DESIGNATION: Listed Place of Worship grade I,
CA
CONDITION: Poor
PRIORITY CATEGORY: D (New entry)
OWNER TYPE: Religious organisation
LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1024728

Cruciform in plan, St John's dates mostly from the C14 and C15. The chancel was rebuilt in 1848. There are damp problems inside the building due to inadequately sized (modern) rainwater pipes and outlets. The wall heads over the chancel and south aisle west gable wall are allowing water ingress and the stone surrounds to the vestry and east chancel windows are in poor condition. The glass in the south chancel windows is unstable. Funding was awarded in 2016, through the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme, to enable a repair programme to be drawn up.
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Hotpsur Tower at risk of a ‘serious collapse’

Courtesy of the Northumberland Gazette @ http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....apse-1-8833071
Hotpsur Tower at risk of a ‘serious collapse’
James Willoughby 31 October 2017


Hotspur Tower, Alnwick

The historic Bondgate Tower in Alnwick is in danger of serious collapse if vehicles continue to hit it, heritage experts have warned. Historic England has once again listed the iconic structure on its at-risk register, which was published towards the end of last week.

The document states that the Grade I-listed landmark – which straddles the main road through the town centre – is in a very bad condition. Like last year, Historic England has given it the highest priority category, meaning that there is an ‘immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric’ and that ‘no solution has been agreed’. The register says that the main defects relate to high-sided vehicles passing through the archway and ‘further impact of a similar nature could cause a serious collapse’.

The tower, which was the east gate of the former town wall and built in around 1450 by the second Earl of Northumberland, is a Scheduled Monument. It has been listed on the at-risk register for a number of years.

The tower isn’t the only structure in Alnwick to feature on the register. The Grade II*-listed General Lambert’s House, along Narrowgate, is described as being in a poor condition and, like in last year’s report, it has been given the highest priority category. Heritage England states that ‘the building is vacant and deteriorating due to a lack of maintenance. A condition survey has been prepared and the owner is looking to convert the building to a new use’.

Read more at: http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....apse-1-8833071


Photographs and details for the Tower can be found on the forum @ http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1870

Same for General Lambert’s House @ http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=128
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