NZ2563 : Akenside House, Akenside Hill

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Akenside House, Akenside Hill
Akenside House, Akenside Hill
Akenside House was built as offices in 1902 and is home to the Akenside Traders public house on the ground floor NZ2563 : Akenside Traders
Tyne and Wear HER(9136): Newcastle, Akenside Hill, No. 5 (Akenside House) LinkExternal link

The narrow building directly to its right is also listed, former offices c1880.
Tyne and Wear HER(8892): Newcastle, Akenside Hill, No. 3 LinkExternal link

Cale Cross House NZ2563 : Cale Cross House can be seen behind the roof dome of Akenside House and the Tyne Bridge crosses high on its stilts to the right by NZ2563 : 'Fever', the pub under the Tyne Bridge

Akenside House is named after Mark Akenside (1721-1770) LinkExternal link the son of a local butcher who became a physician, classicist, and poet LinkExternal link

He is best known for 'The Pleasures of Imagination' (1744), a three volume epic of blank verse, now almost unreadable, and said to have been inspired by a visit to Morpeth in 1738.
Tyne and Wear HER(6683): Newcastle, Akenside Hill, birthplace of Akenside the poet LinkExternal link
Tyne and Wear HER(6575): Newcastle, Akenside Hill (Butcher Bank or All Hallows Bank) LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 January, 2010
Offices > Offices   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2519 6393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1616N 1:36.4833W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2519 6390
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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