NZ2463 : Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall, Westgate Road

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall, Westgate Road
Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall, Westgate Road
Offices, library and lecture theatre built in 1870 by A.M. Dunn for the North of England Institute of Mining Engineers. The massive, Victorian Gothic design is enhanced using bands of a deeper red coloured sandstone and Shap granite columns at the entrance. The building commemorates Newcastle's former pre-eminence in coal mining and the coal trade. It houses the world's most significant mining library and related primary material. The upper floors above the lecture theatre and book store are occupied by the Wood Memorial Hall, the Institute's library. It is double-height with galleries on two sides and with stained glass windows at each end commemorating Nicholas Wood of Hetton, first President of the Institute, who died 19 December 1865.
Tyne and Wear HER(8709): Newcastle, Westgate Road, Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall LinkExternal link

Another photo from a similar angle is here NZ2463 : The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
Behind the railings on the front of the building, under a layer of concrete, lie the lower courses of the south face of Hadrian's Wall, the line of which is now followed by Westgate Road, heading west from Newcastle.
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Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 2 February, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2479 6393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1628N 1:36.8582W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2477 6396
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