Blackies Valley / Little Dene


Little Dene (also known as Blackies Valley) in Newcastle was the valley formed by a small stream which flowed eastwards from Town Moor to join the Ouse Burn near Matthew Bank. Much of the valley has been filled in and the stream culverted, major infilling of the west of the valley was completed in c.1962.[1] Before local government reorganisation in 1973, Little Dene formed the boundary between Newcastle and Gosforth, which was then in Northumberland.[2] The Little Dene is evident in names around the area; the stream flowed below the Great North Road at "Little Bridge", and there is "Little Moor" (with Little Moor Allotments) to the north-east of Town Moor. "Little Moor Flats" were built on the site of a large house called "Little Dene" on Lodore Road, which was built near the end of the culvert over the stream. A remaining part of the valley remains, by Lodore Road, as a green open space in High West Jesmond known as "The Valley and Little Dene".[3]

Approximate location! (these flats called "Little Dene" are built near a culvert over the stream). Directly to the east of these are a green area which is The Valley and Little Dean.

from Geograph (geograph)
Blackies Valley, or Little Dene, almost filled in

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from Geograph (geograph)
Little Dene, or Blackies Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, being filled in about 1962

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from http://highwestjesmond.co.u...
The Valley and Little Dene, or Blackies Valley, Newcastle
- High West Jesmond - post by Chris Morgan, 29th June 2017. "This small stream flows east from high on the Newcastle Town Moor near Kenton Bar, and formed the boundary between ...

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Simon Cotterill
from http://highwestjesmond.co.u...
Friends of the Valley and Little Dene (FOVALD)
- "The Friends of the Valley and Little Dene (FOVALD) was established to manage, maintain and protect the open spaces in High West Jesmond known as The Valley and Little Dene....."

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from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/u...
Council denies conflict of interest in The Valley planning row
- BBC Tyne & Wear: 26 June 2015 "Residents trying to prevent building on land near their homes by having it designated a village green have accused the council of a conflict ...

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from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
020114:Little Dene Flats, Jesmond,1970

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Little Dene, Lodore Road, Newcastle, 1964

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from Geograph (geograph)
Allotments on Little Moor (2)

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from Geograph (geograph)
Little Moor

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