NZ2563 : Dog Leap Stair

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

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Dog Leap Stair
Dog Leap Stair
Dog Leap Stair, also known as ‘Dog Loup’ stair is an historic stone stair leading from Castle Garth to Side, near its junction with lower Dean Street. The name refers to ‘a narrow slip of ground between houses’. The railway viaduct that takes the main line over Dean Street, between Central Station and Manors, can be seen on the left NZ2563 : Railway Viaduct over Dean Street.
In 1772, John Scott, later 1st Earl of Eldon and Lord Chancellor of England, eloped with Bessie Surtees NZ2563 : Plaque on Bessie Surtees' House. The couple made their escape on horseback up Dog Leap Stair.
Dog Leap Stair is mentioned in the 1978 song ‘Down to the Waterline’ by Dire Straits NZ2563 : Dog Leap Stairs, Newcastle Quayside
Tyne and Wear HER(9916): Newcastle, The Side, Dog Leap Stairs LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 January, 2010
Architectural detail > Stairs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2507 6393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1619N 1:36.5957W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2507 6394
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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