NZ2760 : Park on site of former Kell's Quarry, Windy Nook

near to Felling, Gateshead, Great Britain

Park on site of former Kell's Quarry, Windy Nook
Park on site of former Kell's Quarry, Windy Nook
Richard Kell was the second son of Ebenezer Kell of Felling Shore, born in 1749. Richard began quarrying at Heworth Shore in 1784. The family continued the business of quarrying throughout the C19th, establishing quarries at High Heworth and Windy Nook, amongst others. St. Albanís Church, Windy Nook Board Schools, the Co-operative Society and Windy Nook Fever Hospital are among the many buildings built with stone from Kellís Quarry at Windy Nook. Windy Nook Sandstone Quarries were famous for producing high quality grindstones and pulp-stones (used in paper mills). The quarries became run down in the early 1900s and were eventually filled in during the 1960s.
View towards Whitehills, with NZ2760 : 'The Fortress', Whitehills on the hilltop above the trees.
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2012
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Sunday, 20 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Quarrying, Mining  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2760 6061 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:56.3639N 1:34.2437W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2758 6064
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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