Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Newburn

  • Description

    "The obelisk in the foreground marks the family grave of railway pioneer, Robert Hawthorn (1796-1867) LinkExternal link The locomotive works of R and W Hawthorn were at St.Peter's in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1886 and later became Hawthorn and Leslie. The locomotive business was eventually taken over by Robert Stephenson's company in 1937 LinkExternal link A devastating fire in the church in March 2006 damaged six bells, many stained glass windows and wrecked half the roof. Medieval grave slabs dated to the 12th or 13th Century were discovered during restoration work built into the parapet of the church tower." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
  • Owner
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 3 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 260 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

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


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.