Jesmond


Jesmond is a suburb of Newcastle located just to the north of the city centre, east of Town Moor and west of Jesmond Dene.

According to local tradition, some time shortly after the Norman conquest there occurred in the valley of the Ouse an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It seems reasonable to suppose that the Virgin was beheld with the infant Christ, because up until that time Jesmond had been known as Gese Muth "the mouth of the Ouse" while afterwards it was known as Jesmond, popularly interpreted as "the hill of Jesus", or "Jesus Mound". The ruins of St Mary’s Chapel, first recorded in 1272, are in Jesmond Dene on the west side of the valley, but local tradition holds that the apparition itself occurred at St Mary’s Rock which stands in the midst of the brook next to the ruins of Ridley Mill. If this tradition is correct it may indicate that the chapel was a slipper chapel at which pilgrims removed their shoes before walking the remaining distance to the site of the apparition barefoot.

A trace of the processions to the shrine which occurred at this time is found in the name of that section of the former Great North Road running north of the Tyne called Pilgrim Street. During a period in which the shrine was in need of repair it was endowed with indulgences by a rescript or edict of Pope Martin V on certain feasts of the liturgical year. A spring known as St Mary’s Well of uncertain date may also be found near to the chapel. It has the word "Gratia" inscribed upon the stone above it. The greater part of the history of the shrine, its origins and the miracles which were said to have occurred there, were lost in the 16th century when the chapel was suppressed in the Reformation and fell into ruin. The ruin and its grounds later passed through various owners (one of whom tried to turn the well into a bathing pool). It was acquired by Lord Armstrong in the 19th century and given by him to the City of Newcastle. Mass is now offered there on occasion by the local Roman Catholic priest and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Flowers along with letters and candles are often left in the ruins by pilgrims and others, and it is the site for an annual Christian and Muslim women-only prayer event. A booklet outlining the surviving history of the chapel may be obtained from the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Name on North Jesmond Avenue.

More recently, The Beatles wrote their second hit single She Loves You in the Imperial Hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne on 27 June 1963.

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010184:Jesmond Parish Church Jesmond Road Jesmond Unknown 1937

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South Jesmond Conservation Area Character Statement

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