NZ2664 : Ouseburn panorama

taken 9 years ago, near to Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Ouseburn panorama
Ouseburn panorama
From the left hand side, fronting on to the water, there is Proctor's Warehouse, now 'Seven Stories' NZ2664 : Proctor's Warehouse ('Seven Stories'), Ouseburn, with John Dobson's flax mill of 1847-8, now artists' studios and workshops, to its right. The old mill buildings (and later whisky bottling plant) extends to its right up towards Lime Street, now the Cluny NZ2664 : The Cluny, live music venue, pub and café LinkExternal link
On the right is Ouseburn Farm, previously Byker City Farm NZ2664 : Ouseburn Farm and Byker Bridge, on the site of a former Lead Works below Byker Bridge LinkExternal link
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2626 6458 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.5087N 1:35.4769W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2629 6457
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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