The Great Fire of 1854

  • Description

    Depiction of the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle Upon Tyne in October 1854, probably drawn a day or two after the conflagration. Published in the Illustrated London News of 14 October 1854. St Mary's church is visible on the crest of the Gateshead embankment with the devastated Hillgate district between it and the river, reduced to rubble and in flames. This long out-of-copyright image is Creative Commons and available for use by any person, for any purpose, and without restrictions of any kind.
  • Owner

    Victoria Sage
  • Source

    Victoria Sage (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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