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Sparrow Hall


The Dove family, local coal owners, built a large 3 storey Jacobean house in Cullercoats in 1682. It stood in grounds near to the cliffs and the apex stone of the house had the family coat of arms - a dove and the initials TD & ED (Thomas Dove and Elizabeth Dove). In later years it became locally known as "Sparrow Hall" as people mistook the dove as a sparrow hawk! [1] "Old Sparrow Hall" was the subject of a painting by Thomas Miles Richardson (1784–1848).[2] Winslow Homer (1836-1910) also did an oil painting "Sparrow Hall" in c.1882.[3] The building was demolished in 1979.

Cullercoats Demolished Wilfred H. Hudleston (1828 - 1909) 1682 Historical Account of Cullercoats, 1894
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Sparrow Hall, Cullercoats

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000740:Fisher folk Cullercoats late 19th century

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Apex Stone, Sparrow Hall, Cullercoats

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Old Sparrow Hall, Cullercoats - Painting by Thomas Miles Richardson
- Water colour and pencil painting byThomas Miles Richardson (1784–1848). Low resolution digital image. For a better quality image or viewing this painting contact the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(7099): Cullercoats, Dove Hall or Sparrow Hall
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Smithsonian Art

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Sparrow Hall

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Eleanor Dove

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Tyne & Wear HER: 7099
Grid sq: NZ3671

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