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Northumberland Park


Northumberland Park is located in North Shields, and now part of the Tynemouth Conservation Area.

History: Northumberland Park was opened by the Duke of Northumberland on 11th August 1885 following a campaign led by Alderman Spence for a public park in North Shields. Spence negotiated with the Duke of Northumberland for the land in Spital Dene. Work began to develop Northumberland Park in 1884. During the development of the park, workmen discovered the remains of a medieval hospital: St Leonards, founded c1220 and annexed to Tynemouth Priory during the 14th century, serving as pastureland, and later during the Civil War, as an alternative burial ground. (Source: North Tyneside Council)

Landmarks, Parks and Buildings North Shields Pow Burn Aerial View of Northumberland Park St. Leonard's Hospital 1885 Tynemouth Village Conservation Area Aerial View of Northumberland Park
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001851:Northumberland Park North Shields unknown c.1900

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029459:Northumberland Park North shields C.1900

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Northumberland Park - North Tyneside Council
- Includes a history of the park.

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Friends of Northumberland Park

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Pow Burn
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Pow Burn
- "The mouth of Pow Dene is now North Shields Fish Quay and it has always been the first safe harbour on the north side of the river. Here two ancient ...
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Sign at Northumberland Park

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St. Leonard's Hospital
- St. Leonard’s Hospital was built during the 13th Century and the earliest documentary evidence is an assize roll of 1293 which mentions “the bridge of the hospital of Saint Leonard”. ...
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Tyne and Wear HER(5251): Tynemouth, Northumberland Park
- "During the recession of the 1880s, a Tynemouth alderman, John Foster-Spence approached the Duke of Northumberland for a piece of land suitable for a park. His idea was to provide ...

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Tyne & Wear HER: 5251

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