Oystershell Hall, Newcastle

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  • Description

    "....Oystershell Lane presumably took its name from a quite remarkable building that once stood at the edge of a garden on the adjoining Bath Lane. Oystershell Hall was an ordinary dwelling, save for the fact that the whole building was covered with oyster shells from the ground to the top of the chimney (with the exception of the roof). They were fixed on the building with the inside of the shells facing out. It was resplendent in sunlight and the concave shells produced a brilliant effect that turned the house into a local curiosity. Oystershell Hall was surrounded by orchards and well-tended gardens looked after by Mr. Moat, the local gardener who also owned the house...."
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    Metal and Dust
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Link: https://metalanddust.org/2016/04/01/oystershell-hall-newcastle/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 3 years, 1 month ago
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