NZ2664 : Ouseburn from Walker Road Bridge

taken 14 years ago, near to Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Ouseburn from Walker Road Bridge
Ouseburn from Walker Road Bridge
The banks of the lower Ouseburn cling on to their industrial past but are soon to be gentrified. The Ouseburn Barrage can be seen on the right. Behind, on the hill, is Tom Collins House of the Byker Wall, with the former Ouseburn School Building, now a business centre, on the right.

The area beside the Ouse Burn north of its junction with the River Tyne was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in Newcastle and was once home to many thriving (and very dirty) heavy crafts and industries. It fell into disuse and dereliction by the mid-twentieth century. The incarnation of the Valley in 1996 as a cultural regeneration hotspot was initiated by the Ouseburn Trust, in partnership with the local authority. The Trust remains a landlord and developer in the Ouseburn, and seeks to involve people in the heritage and regeneration of the area through its programme of free walks, talks and volunteering activities.

The river was previously tidal from roughly below Byker Bridge, revealing dark mud at low tide. The Ouseburn tidal barrage at the river mouth, which was completed in 2009, now retains high water in the Ouseburn at low tide, with the objective of providing a pleasanter environment alongside its banks at low tide, thus promoting development.

Tyne and Wear HER(11417): Ouseburn, Lower Ouseburn Valley Conservation Area LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
Ouseburn Trust: LinkExternal link
Ouseburn Walk: LinkExternal link
National Trail Lower Ouseburn Walk: LinkExternal link
Old Ouseburn pubs LinkExternal link
Ouseburn's Industrial Past LinkExternal link

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Category: Burn
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Wall [37] · Road Bridge [31] · Barrage [18] · Walker Road [16] · Tom Collins House [12] Other Photos: · Across the River Tyne from the Baltic ·
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NZ2664, 478 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 28 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 March, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2643 6421 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3087N 1:35.3196W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2640 6420
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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