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Old Glasshouse Bridge, Ouseburn


The Glass house bridge over the Ouseburn, east of Newcastle, was of wood until 1669, when it was built of stone by Thomas Wrangham, shipwright, on account of lands which the town let him. The passage, however, over it was very difficult and uneven till the year 1729, when it was made level and commodious both for horse and foot. The bridge higher up this burn called Shields road bridge, was also of wood until about the latter year It was considerably widened about 1790.

Extract from: Volume 1 of Local Records: Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events, which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Berwick Upon Tweed,...John Sykes (of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.), 1883.
Ouseburn 1669 Glasshouse Bridge, Ouseburn Ouseburn (river)
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The Glass House Bridge, Newcastle. Erected in I669.

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058420:Glasshouse Bridge Unknown c.1890

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051004:Glasshouse Bridges Byker 1908

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050989:Glasshouse bridge Unknown 1907

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003362:Glasshouse Bridges Byker 1906

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051104 Ouseburn Glasshouse c1910

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Tyne and Wear HER(4684): Ouseburn, Glasshouse Bridge
- "A stone bridge over the Ouseburn referred to as 'Glass House Bridge' is shown on Hutton's map of Newcastle, 1770. It is thought to have been built in 1609 ...

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