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William Shakespeare Mural, Heaton

There is a brickwork mural of William Shakespear on the gable end of No. 47 South View West, a street off Stratford Road in Heaton. The mural is thought to have been created in the 1970s, when the gable end was tidied up following the demolition of the south-west end of the street.[1]  Osmond Tearle (1852 - 1901), a prominent actor, who regularly performed in Hamlet other Shakespear plays, died in a guest house at no. 93 South View West when coming to perform in Newcastle (the guest house was on the section of the street which was demolished, where what is now the playing field of Hotspur Primary School, close to the where the mural is today).[2] The mural is best viewed in late autumn or winter, when there are no leaves on the nearby trees!

Heaton Murals
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End of terrace, South View West

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Tyne and Wear HER(17380): Heaton, South View West, No. 47, Shakespeare brickwork
- "Image of William Shakespeare in brickwork on gable end of 47 South View West. Exact date unknown but probably created when gable end was tidied up following demolition of the ...

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Shakespearean’s Final Curtain
- "....It is fitting too that on the gable end of the final house on South View West in Heaton, a huge, brick mural of William Shakespeare now looks down on ...

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Portrait of Osmond Tearle as Shakespeare's King John c.1880s
- Portrait of Osmond Tearle c.1880s from the Rijksmuseum c/o Wikimedia Commons - available for reuse under the Creative Commons CC0 licence.

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Post code: NE6 5PQ
Borough: Newcastle
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