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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 2 of a few

Part 2

Follow up to post #5299

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

First St Anne's Court - previous coverage on post http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=111627153&postcount=4712, including

St Anne’s Court (listed Grade II, 1822 by Ignatius Bonomi, altered 1870s) is very different. Now a residential home (previously a house, convent and school), it has two tall sandstone storeys in a restrained Tudor Gothick style with trefoils, crosses, lancet windows, crested ridge tiles, timber dormers and tall clustered cylindrical chimneys. A tall boundary wall encircles the grounds (which contain a summerhouse and a large statue of Christ), creating a very private property.

From http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-304886-st-anne-s-convent-and-walls-attached-#.VVneRblViko

St Anne's Convent and Walls Attached, Newcastle upon Tyne - now St Anne's Court

Description: St Anne's Convent and Walls Attached

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304886

OS Grid Reference: NZ2392063992
OS Grid Coordinates: 423920, 563992
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9700, -1.6279
Location: 8 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 6EE

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne, County: Newcastle upon Tyne, Country: England, Postcode: NE4 6EE

NZ 26 SW and NZ 2364 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE SUMMERHILL GROVE
(south side) 11/538 and 18/538 St. Anne's Convent and Walls attached
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House, later convent. Circa 1826 by Bonomi for Cuthbert Rippon of Stanhope Castle; addition of second floor and chapel and other alterations 1878 by Dunn and Hansom for St. Anne's Convent. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roofs of Welsh slate. Irregular plan, with roughly U-shaped ranges around a small yard.
Tudor style. Front to street: 2 storeys; 2 gable ends enclosing high wall; further wall at left. 4-bay range at rear of central yard; 2 boarded doors in wall, at left for pedestrians, and at left of yard for vehicles, have 2-centred arches with drip moulds. House entrance at right of yard has ledged boarded door in shouldered surround under stepped wall with stone cross finial. Irregular fenstration in left gable with square-headed stone-mullioned windows of one and 2 segment-headed lights, and gable peak with tall chimney. Right gable has 2 small rectangular chamfered lights at ground level and 6 lancets above. Roll-moulded copings to gables and walls. Rear yard range has windows similar to those in left gable in 3 bays; fourth bay an extruded staircase wing in similar style. 3 bargeboarded dormers. All chimneys stone with conjoined rounded shafts and steep coping.

Listing NGR: NZ2392063992

My pictures from17/05/15







this one from 2nd floor of one of the Winchester Terrace properties - thanks for the access Hugh



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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 3 of a few

Part 3

Follow up to post #5299 - 5300

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

The Bowling Green and Park

Park, upper gate



View across park with Swinburne Place (terrace parallel with Westgate Rd) in background



Lower entrance, sign and view up the park







Edge of the park/bowling club on Summerhill Grove side



Bowling Club (now centre for Friends of Summerhill) as pictured from 1st and 2nd floors of one of the Winchester Terrace properties - thanks for the access Hugh









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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 4 of a few

Part 4

Follow up to post #5299 - 5301

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Winchester Terrace (up the hill from bowling club)









Interior of property under renovation (12 foot high ceilings) - thanks for access Hugh





Views from rear windows onto rear of Summerhill St





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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 5 of a few

Part 5

Follow up to post #5299 - 5302

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Summerhill Grove (lower section, at edge of park)



















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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 6 of a few

Part 6

Follow up to post #5299 - 5303

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Summerhill Grove (upper section, beyond Winchester Terrace), & Summerhill Street

















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Fabulous pictures.

My friend lived there about 10 years ago and loved every minute. For being in a centre of city it's more of a village and I was very jealous when she lived there
 

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Fabulous pictures.

My friend lived there about 10 years ago and loved every minute. For being in a centre of city it's more of a village and I was very jealous when she lived there
Also well covered on the forum in the past as can be seen from the following links available via the FORUM INDEX - Newcastle Forum ALPHABETICAL SUBJECT INDEX to factual posts on this forum @ http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1159925

SUMMERHILL / SUMMERHILL SQUARE / SUMMERHILL CONSERVATION AREA . . .
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Big Lamp Brewery, Summerhill
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76496489&postcount=1257
Bowling Club - Summerhill Bowling Club (1916-1991) proposed use of greens as 'open space' in 2011
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=82723567&postcount=346
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City Guides Walking Tours of Summerhill
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76333551&postcount=1239
Conservation Area - DETAILS of / PHOTOS of / ISSUES relating to, "The Summerhill Conservation Area"
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76332587&postcount=1238
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=110678309&postcount=134
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=110937801&postcount=136
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=123425296&postcount=270
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=123577347&postcount=275
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124078442&postcount=285
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124080275&postcount=5299
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124081547&postcount=5300
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124081994&postcount=5301
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124082284&postcount=5302
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124082526&postcount=5303
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124082999&postcount=5304
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Greenfield Place, Summerhill
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76316351&postcount=1233
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76345725&postcount=1242
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Mo Mowlams House, Summerhill - Mo lived there from 1979 to 1983
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=82623852&postcount=1631
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Robbery - On 24th November 1861, one of the most audacious 'Garotte Robberies' was perpetrated this evening near Summerhill Terrace.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=119459068&postcount=5014
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St Anne's Court, Summerhill (Now a care Home, previously a house, convent and school)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=111627153&postcount=4712
Summerhill House
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76453349&postcount=1250
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76460293&postcount=1252
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76497725&postcount=1259
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76999553&postcount=1312
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=77580337&postcount=1341
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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 7 of a few

Part 7

Start of 2nd instalment of pictures by myself

Follow up to post #5299 - 5304

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

York St / Lancaster St (higher part of the area)









Further views Summerhill St, up to and in vicinity of The Church of St Matthew Big Lamp









View rear Winchester Terrace from top Summerhill St



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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 8 of a few

Part 8

Follow up to post #5299 - 5304 and 5307

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Rear elevations Summerhill St and Winchester Terrace









The path below bowling greens and the park



High Swinburne Place and Ravensworth Terrace (off and behind Westgate Rd)











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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 9 of a few

Part 9

Follow up to post #5299 - 5304 and 5307 - 5308

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Summerhill Terrace (lower part of area, at bottom of park area)





















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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 10 of a few

Part 10

Follow up to post #5299 - 5304 and 5307 - 5309

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Swinburne Place (continuation from Summerhill Terrace towards Westgate Rd with terrace parallel to that)

















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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 11 of a few

Part 11

Follow up to post #5299 - 5304 and 5307 - 5310

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Westgate Rd, some of the properties (only properties on north side in the Conservation Area but other side of road also shown )



South side - left hand side heading down hill into city centre







North side







An image from further up the south side of the road, taken 25/12/14 for the 269 - 271 Westgate Road Newcastle, Conversion to 11 self contained apartments project (covered in City Centre Residential thread - see post http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=124078442&postcount=285 to see links to posts about that scheme and pictures of rear elevation)



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Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle - information and pictures 17/05/15 Part 12 of 12

Part 12 and last

Follow up to post #5299 - 5304 and 5307 - 5311

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Westgate Hill Terrace (at foot of Conservation Area, from Westgate Rd leading up to rear of Discovery Museum Building, past the ongoing student accommodation project - covered with posts in the Discovery Quarter thread)











and rear of Summerhill Terrace properties backing on to Westgate Hill Terrace











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Mo Mowlem

Part 9

Follow up to post #5299 - 5304 and 5307 - 5308

On Sunday 17/05/15 took a lunchtime wander around some of the Summerhill Conservation Area, Newcastle and took pictures to show some of the properties, park, bowling greens etc at that time

Summerhill Terrace (lower part of area, at bottom of park area)



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Good to see that the plaque honouring Mo Mowlems residence for the years 1973 to 1983 has been put back - it had gone missing for a short while last year.


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My most favourite area of Newcastle. Me and the missus viewed the maisonette above the post office a few years ago. Fell totally in love with it but alas no outdoor space.

If I move again in the NE, it would be to Summerhill.

Shocked this area dodged the wrecking ball though. I'm sure I've seen photos of York/Lancaster etc. totally derelict no windows or roof tiles.
 

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Newcastle's golden girl turns 80: A history of Northern Goldsmiths

From the Journal Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/newcastles-golden-girl-turns-80-9286625
Newcastle's golden girl turns 80: A history of Northern Goldsmiths
18:30, 19 May 2015 By Tony Henderson



She turns 80 this year and she has been as good as gold from the moment she joined the ranks of a city centre business.

Over the years she has become one of Newcastle’s best-known figures as she poses, Venus-like, on top of the clock outside the Northern Goldsmiths store on the corner of Pilgrim Street and Blackett Street. Finished in 24 carat gold leaf, she captured the imagination of the young Christopher Goulding. “When I was a kid my mother would drag me around the shops and in those days the buildings were black with soot,” says Christopher, now an English teacher at Newcastle Royal Grammar School. I have memories of how the golden clock and figure stood out more than it does now.”

Christopher used the golden girl as one of the main characters in his children’s book Tinseltoon, in which she comes to life on Christmas Eve and sprinkles magic dust on other Newcastle statues so that they too spring into action.

Now she and her clock have been restored and reinstalled at the store, which is in the middle of a £1m makeover. It closed in April so that work could start and is due to reopen in July. The listed building, dating from 1892, is now part of the 111-store national Goldsmiths estate.

The Newcastle shop was opened as a family business by Thomas Cooke, whose father came from Dalton in Northumberland. Thomas hired a young architect called James Cacket to design the store for the Pilgrim Street junction. His first week’s takings were £155. By 1973-74 the annual turnover was £2m. Before starting Northern Goldsmiths and Silversmiths, Thomas traded as a jeweller in New Bridge Street under the name of Field & Co. He was also a partner in jewellers Street & Co in Westgate Road, the Equitable Loan Company, pawnbrokers in Pink Lane, and bankers Hedley, Turnbull and Cooke. Thomas was also a founding director of Tilley’s restaurant in Blackett Street and had been elected to Newcastle Council. In 1907 Thomas’s second son, Crossley, joined Northern Goldsmiths. He was called after his godfather, the Northumbrian James Crossley Eno, who invented and made a fortune from Eno’s Fruit Salts.

Read more and see image gallery @ http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/newcastles-golden-girl-turns-80-9286625
 

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On This Day In History - 21st May 1836

This piece comes courtesy of Thomas Fordyce's Local Records for this day in history, 21st May 1836:

A prospectus was issued of the "Newcastle Commercial Banking Company". The proposed capital was £500,000 in 50,000 shares of £10 each, but it was ultimately fixed at £100,000, of which £75,000 were called up.

The bank was opened in the beginning of August, on premises at the Bridge-end, and issued its own notes until 1840, when the Bank of England paper was substituted. In July, 1845, the capital was reduced to £50,000 by the repayment of £2.10s per share to the shareholders.
 

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Charles Merz and William McLellan - Plaque Gosforth

From the Newcastle City Council web site @ http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/electrical-pioneers-merz-and-mclellan-be-honoured

Electrical pioneers Merz and McLellan to be Honoured

Published date: Mon, 22/04/2013 - 15:14

Newcastle will pay tribute to the life and achievements of electrical pioneers Charles Merz and William McLellan at a special ceremony this week.

The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Jackie Slesenger, will unveil a commemorative plaque on Tuesday, 23 April at 12 noon at 54 High Street, Gosforth, where they both lived until 1913.

Born in Gateshead on 5 October 1874, Charles Hesterman Merz was brought up in Benwell and was the eldest of four children.

He was educated at the Quaker Bootham School, York and went on to attend Armstrong College, Newcastle, later Kings College and then on to Newcastle University.

Following this he went on to take an apprenticeship at the Pandon Dene power station working for the Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company which was one of the three companies providing electricity to the city at the time.

He would then go on to be appointed Manager and Engineer for the Cork Electric Tramways and Lighting Company in 1897, and it was during his time here he would go on to meet William McLellan and go on to form Merz and McLellan in 1909.

William McLellan CBE was born on 7 December in 1874 at Palnackie, Kirkcudbrightshire and was also the eldest of four sons.

He was educated at Birkenhead College and Liverpool University and after leaving university in 1896 he became an assistant with Messrs Siemens Brothers and Company.

In February 1898 he went on to work for Cork Electric Tramways and Lighting Company where he would meet Merz.

It was this meeting which would generate a life long partnership and see both men start to work for the North-Eastern Electricity Supply Company (NESCO) and they become pioneers behind what would later become the National Grid.

During their careers Merz and McLellan would work on projects around the world and were members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Electrical Engineers and were both members of the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society.

Merz was married to Stella Byrne who was from Dublin. They had twin children but Merz and his children were killed during an air raid near their home in Kensington, London, in October 1940.

McLellan never married and died in December 1934.

Cllr Jackie Slesenger, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, said: “This city has produced and supported some of history’s most innovative people and this tribute will allow us to remember the lives and careers of Charles Merz and William McLellan and their legacy. Hopefully their story will inspire this and future generations.”
I would like to add my own tribute to Merz and McLellan or rather the company that bore their name many years later. I worked for them in Killingworth on a project to build a power station in Kuwait and it was the best paid job I had ever had in this country. Sadly, it came to an abrupt end when Saddam invaded Kuwait. Several of my colleagues were trapped by the fighting and one poor chap died before they were able to escape.
More information about Merz & McLellan from The Journal of Tuesday 23rd April 2013 . . .




I was in Gosforth this morning and took these images of the Merz and McLellan plaque at EMS, 54 High Street.










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