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Path Head, Blaydon

The small village of Path Head is considered part of the Summerhill area of Blaydon. For centuries Path Head was connected with the Nunnery at Stella Hall and Path Head Farm once belonged to the Cowen familiy of Stella Hall. The village played an important role in the local economy, providing horses for the area's horse-drawn wagonways and coal mines.[1] There are a small number of stone houses and converted farm in Path Head; the village the best known is Path Head Water Mill, which was restored and is now a visitor attraction. 

Path Head Conservation Area is located on the north-west fringe of Blaydon, immediately upstream of the point where the Blaydon Burn meets the River Tyne. "It was designated to give recognition and additional protection to an exceptional combination of sites of historic, architectural and ecological importance and, in particular, to afford protection to the surviving elements of the historic former Stella Hall estate." (Gateshead Council)

Gateshead Stella Hall and Estate Path Head Water Mill, Blaydon
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Path Head near Blaydon

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Path Head Water Mill, Blaydon

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017284:Path head Cottage Blaydon. 1920

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IPA17: Conservation Area Character Statements, Strategies and Policy Guidelines
- "This Interim Policy Advice contains conservation area character statements for Gateshead’s 22 Conservation areas along with adopted strategies and development policy guidelines for fourteen of these areas. The Advice was …

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Path Head Water Mill

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