Curry's Point


Curry's PointCurry's Point is located to the north of Whitley Bay and is a promontory (part of the mainland which extends out to sea) and leads to the causeway connecting to St. Mary’s Island. There is a car park and nature reserve nearby. A commemorative plaque explains where the point got its name from: "On 4th September 1739 Michael Curry was executed for the murder of Landlord of the Three Horseshoes Inn, Hartley. His body was afterwards hung in chains from a gibbet at this spot, within sight of the scene of his crime. Ever since that gruesome event this headland has been known as Curry's Point. Erected 4th September 1989 to mark the 250th anniversary." 

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A blue plaque at Curry's Point
- Photo by Ian S, 2013, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.

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Curry's Point
- "The promontory on the mainland adjoining the causeway to St. Mary’s Island is called Curry's Point. On September 4th 1739 Michael Curry was hanged for murdering the Three ...

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St Mary's Island and lighthouse from Curry's Point, Whitley Bay
- "The lantern in the lighthouse is no longer active. From a commemorative stone at this point; "On 4th September 1739 Michael Curry was executed for the murder of Landlord of ...

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Rocky Coastline near Curry's Point
- "Although not part of the island itself, the rocky coastline here is part of the St Mary's Island Nature Conservation Area" Photo by David Dixon, 2014, and licensed for ...

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Coastal footpath towards Curry's Point
- "Looking along the coastal footpath which leads to Curry's Point. St Mary's Island can be seen in the distance on the right." Photo by Graham Robson, 2016, and ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(7695): Whitley Bay, Curry's Point
- "The body of Michael Curry, who was executed at Newcastle for murder, was hung in chains in 1739 at Curry's Point, opposite St. Mary's Island. Curry had murdered ...

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St Mary's Island and Lighthouse
- A Brief History More About the Lighthouse Map Street View St Mary’s Island is a tidal island located off Curry's Point to the north of Whitley Bay, accessed by a causeway ...
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Old Hartley
- Overview About Old Hartley Map Street View   Hartley is a historic village in Northumberland, England. The village lies on the A193 road south of Blyth and 4 miles north ...

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