The Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne: Bessie Surtees House and the Red House
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The Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne: Bessie Surtees House and the Red House a history and guide. by Graham, Frank

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Published by Graham in Newcastle upon Tyne .
Written in English



  • Newcastle upon Tyne (England),
  • England,
  • Newcastle upon Tyne.


  • Dwellings -- England -- Newcastle upon Tyne.,
  • Newcastle upon Tyne (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

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Edition Notes

SeriesNorthern history booklets,, no. 17, Northern history booklet ;, no. 17.
LC ClassificationsDA690.N6 G72
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5451694M
ISBN 100902833332
LC Control Number73153753

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Heslop, D, McCombie, G and Thomson, C, 'Bessie Surtees House - two merchant houses in Sandhill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne', Archaeologia Aeliana, 22 (), ; Polley, R, Bessie Surtees House (English Heritage guidebook, London, ) Note: The text on this page is derived from the Heritage Unlocked series of guidebooks, published in We. Account of the Side by Mackenzie (). The Sandhill is situated at the east side of the entrance upon the Tyne Bridge. It derives its name from having been, at low water, before the river was embanked in by the Quay, a hill of naked sand, where the inhabitants used to assemble for recreation. A Jacobean home with a romantic history, Bessie Surtees House contains offices, an exhibition space and splendid period interiors. The two buildings now known as Bessie Surtees House stand on a stretch of Newcastle riverfront that has been used as a quayside since Roman times, when the first bridge was built over the Tyne. By the 16th century the commercial importance of the area was well Location: Sandhill, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3JF. The house of Bessie Surtees is a step back in time, built in the 16th century and is a fine example of Jacobean architecture, telling the story of how she eloped through an upstairs window, the outsi An amazing building and story/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Tyne and Wear HER(): Newcastle, Sandhill, Nos. 41 Bessie Surtees House - "41 and 44 Sandhill - Bessie Surtees House and Milbank House. Sixteenth and seventeenth century merchant's houses, later shops, now united into one property. Bessie Surtees House is the name of two merchants' houses on Newcastle's Sandhill, near to the river, that were built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The buildings are a fine and rare example of Jacobean domestic exhibition detailing the history of .   “Their heads were out off,” says the Year Book, 4 Edward IV., “at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in a place called Sandhill; and they lie in the Friars Minors and Augustine.” Adjoining the Maison de Dieu stood the Exchange, also built by Roger Thornton, according to Bourne, and occupying the site on which now stands the Guildhall. Bessie Surtees House, Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Telephone: With an incredibly rich history, these two five-storey houses are not only fine examples of 16th and 17th century Jacobean architecture but a great historical site right on Newcastle Quayside.

This beautiful 17th century Tudor House near Newcastle’s Quayside is where that story started, when Bessie climbed out of her window to be with John. The house is a good place to learn the story, and also glimpse the lifestyle of the people those times.   Bessie Surtees House: Timber framed houses on the Sandhill - See traveller reviews, 35 candid photos, and great deals for Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews. Bessie Surtees House and Milbank House is a Grade I listed building in Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. I Bessie Surtees House and Milbank House Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 II* Derwent Water Chambers Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 II 46, Sandhill Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 II* The Red House Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 II Watergate Buildings Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 II , Sandhill Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 II Workshops, Stairs and Wall Behind Numbers