Showing posts with label Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cullercoats Bay North Tyneside


Cullercoats Bay North Tyneside

Cullercoats is a village on the North East coast, situated between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.
The village was founded in 1539 primarily for fishing and has a population of over 9,000.
It is home to the Dove Marine Laboratory of Newcastle University and has been the home of a lifeboat station since 1848.
Cullercoats is associated with American painter Hinslow Homer who painted the Cullercoats fish lasses who he admired for their hard work and stoicism.
Nearby to the bay is the beautiful 19th century Gothic St Georges Church.
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St Georges Church CullercoatsCullercoats Bay North Tyneside

Cullercoats Bay North Tyneside

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

St Mary's Island Whitley Bay


St Mary's Island, Whitley Bay.

St. Mary's (or Bait) Island is a small island made of sandstone near to Whitley Bay, North Tyneside,
It is is also a nature reserve. 
The island contained an 11th century chapel whose monks maintained a lantern to warn passing ships of the dangerous rocks.
Later there was even a pub on the island.  
St. Mary's Lighthouse built in 1898 is the most notable feature on the island and was in operation until 1984, and was the last Trinity House lighthouse to be lit by oil.
The lighthouse is 3 miles from Tynemouth.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tynemouth Priory and Castle


Tynemouth Priory and Castle

The Priory on this site was founded by King Edwin of the Kingdom of Northumbria in the 7th century.
After various attacks by Danes from across the North Sea which destroyed the original Priory a castle was built between 1296 and further fortifications were added in 1390.
There were three kings buried at Tynemouth Priory, Malcolm the third of Scotland, Oswin of the ancient Kingdom of Deira and Osred of the Kingdom of Northumbria.
Three crowns are part of the official coat of arms of Tynemouth.
During both the first and second world wars soldiers were based there to man guns against attack due to the view over the Tyne.
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