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Nigel McMurray - These are the arms of the Heath Family of County Durham. Of Anglo-Saxon origin, the family has long been associated with medical research and hospitals. It was a major funder of the Newcastle Medica…

Added to Coat of arms on Sutherland House, College Street, NE1 - 3 years, 5 months ago
Nigel McMurray - DUCM on the chimney stands for Durham University College of Medicine as the building from 1851 , though known as the Newcastle College of Medicine, was subservient to Durham University. It was not u…

Added to Chimneys and inscribed stone, Sutherland House, College Street, NE1 - 3 years, 5 months ago
Nigel McMurray - There are two errors and two significant omissions from this brief biography. To state "[Sutherland] of Hethpool House, Kirknewton" is only partially correct in that Hethpool was his country residenc…

Added to Arthur Munro Sutherland (1867 - 1953) - 3 years, 5 months ago
Nigel McMurray - The building has a complex history and is named after Sir Arthur Munro Sutherland, possibly Newcastle's greatest philanthropist. It housed the Newcastle Medical School from 1851 prior to its move to…

Added to The Sutherland Building - 3 years, 5 months ago
Nigel McMurray - This entry is largely correct but is duplicated within itself. Some art historians consider this to be a fine example of the Arts & Crafts Style but in reality is simply a robust Northumbrian farm h…

Added to Hethpool House - 3 years, 5 months ago
Nigel McMurray - This title is incorrect in that this is the Mansion House and not the Manor House. It was constructed in 1879 (not 1887) for Benjamin John Sutherland, a Newcastle grain and coal merchant, and someti…

Added to The Manor House, Jesmond - 3 years, 5 months ago

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