Topics > Tyne and Wear > North Tyneside > Tynemouth > Prior's Haven > Prior's Haven - Historic Account

Prior's Haven - Historic Account


Extract from: JOHN ROBINSON (1894), ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO THE RIVERS Tyne ,Blyth,& Wansbeck; ALSO A GUIDE TO TYNEMOUTH, CULLERCOATS, WHITLEY, MONKSEATON, ST. MARY'S ISLE, HARTLEY, SEATON DELAVAL, BLYTH, NEWBIGGIN, WITH THE LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS OF THE COAST; AND A Glance Guide to Newcastle.

PRIOR'S HAVEN

Between the Castle and the river is the beautiful little Prior's Haven, with the projecting rock which shelters this peaceful haven. Close at hand is the house of the Tynemouth Life Brigade— the first Life Brigade in England— near to which are the dismantled remains of the Spanish Battery, erected in the time of Queen Elizabeth. While within sight of battery, as though guarding his native river, is the monument to Admiral Collingwood, who was born at Newcastle in 1750, and after having taken part in many important naval engagements, was present at the battle of Trafalgar, when his friend Lord Admiral Nelson was shot in the hour of victory, he took chief command of the fleet, and successfully terminated the famous battle of Trafalgar. He was created a Peer of the Realm, and received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament. He died at sea on March 7th, 1810, and was buried near his friend and companion Lord Nelson, in St. Paul's Cathedral. This monument was erected in 1840 by public subscription, and is from the hands of the great Northumbrian Sculptor, Lough. The four guns on the pedestal are from Lord Collingwood's ship the Royal Sovereign, and were in use at the battle of Trafalgar.

The Piers or Breakwaters < Robinson, 1894 > The Black Middens

Prior's Haven
from http://access.bl.uk/item/pd...
JOHN ROBINSON (1894), ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO THE RIVERS Tyne , Blyth, & Wansbeck etc.
- JOHN ROBINSON (1894), ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO THE RIVERS Tyne ,Blyth,& Wansbeck; ALSO A GUIDE TO TYNEMOUTH, CULLERCOATS, WHITLEY, MONKSEATON, ST. MARY'S ISLE, HARTLEY, SEATON DELAVAL, BLYTH, NEWBIGGIN, WITH THE ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES