Akenside House, Akenside Hill

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    "Akenside House was built as offices in 1902 and is home to the Akenside Traders public house on the ground floor [[1323828]]. Tyne and Wear HER (9136): Newcastle, Akenside Hill, No. 5 (Akenside House) http://www.twsitelines.info The narrow building directly to its right is also listed, former offices c1880. Tyne and Wear HER (8892): Newcastle, Akenside Hill, No. 3 http://www.twsitelines.info Cale Cross House [[1673817]] can be seen behind the roof dome of Akenside House and the Tyne Bridge crosses high on its stilts to the right by [[1674015]]. Akenside House is named after Mark Akenside (1721-1770) http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcastlelibraries/4076606688/ the son of a local butcher who became a physician, classicist, and poet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Akenside He is best known for 'The Pleasures of Imagination' (1744), a three volume epic of blank verse, now almost unreadable, and said to have been inspired by a visit to Morpeth in 1738. Tyne and Wear HER (6683): Newcastle, Akenside Hill, birthplace of Akenside the poet http://www.twsitelines.info Tyne and Wear HER (6575): Newcastle, Akenside Hill (Butcher Bank or All Hallows Bank) http://www.twsitelines.info" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1683292
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 244 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-01-24
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