NZ2666 : Below the road bridge, Cradlewell bypass, Jesmond

near to Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Below the road bridge, Cradlewell bypass, Jesmond
Below the road bridge, Cradlewell bypass, Jesmond
The new road crosses the Ouse Burn at the south end of Jesmond Dene, between Armstrong Bridge, towering above the glacier carved valley NZ2666 : Armstrong Bridge, Jesmond Dene, and Benton Bridge.
Building of the Cradlewell bypass NZ2666 : Cradlewell by-pass, Jesmond in 1993 became the setting for a major protest largely centred about the destruction of the 180 or so mature trees in its path. It became one of the first direct action tree sit-ins by what became known as the flower-pot tribe. Their moving story is told here LinkExternal link
Jesmond Dene
Jesmond Dene is a public park in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne NZ2666 : Playing in the dene. It occupies the narrow steep-sided valley of a small stream known as the Ouse Burn NZ2666 : Jesmond Dene
The park was first laid out by Sir William George Armstrong (Lord Armstrong) LinkExternal link who lived with his wife in Jesmond Dene House in the 1860s (to the west of the Dene) NZ2567 : Jesmond Dene House...NZ2567 : Jesmond Dene House
They landscaped and improved land that was bought within the Dene. The design was intended to reflect a rural setting within the city, with woodland, crags, waterfalls, pools, grottos and romantic ruins NZ2567 : The waterfall in Jesmond Dene.
In 1860, local architect, John Dobson, was commissioned to design a banqueting hall in the Dene NZ2666 : The Banqueting Hall On Jesmond Dene Road NZ2666 : Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall
Jesmond Dene is now owned by Newcastle City Council and contains a free-entry petting zoo known as "Pets' Corner", which has been a popular family attraction since the 1960s.
The iron-constructed, Armstrong Bridge, spans the south end of the Dene, is now closed to traffic, and is host to a crafts fair every Sunday morning NZ2666 : Under the Bridge
Based on the Wikipedia entry LinkExternal link
Other sources:
Sitelines: LinkExternal link
History of Jesmond Dene: LinkExternal link
Jesmond Dene Old Mill: LinkExternal link
Jesmond Dene by Timmonet: LinkExternal link
Walk in Jesmond Dene: LinkExternal link
Old postcards of the Jesmond Dene LinkExternal link
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2638 6611 [10m precision]
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