NZ1164 : Old Colliery School and Schoolhouse

taken 9 years ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, Great Britain

Old Colliery School and Schoolhouse
Old Colliery School and Schoolhouse
The former Colliery School was built in 1854 at the instigation of J.F.B. Blackett (M.P. for Newcastle in 1852) and was used until a new school was built in Falcon Terrace in 1910 NZ1164 : Wylam Library, Falcon Terrace
The Colliery School was, for a time, the Wylam Assembly Church, and is a Grade II Listed Building LinkExternal link
The Old Schoolhouse to its left dates from the early C18th. It was formerly the village school itself, then became the schoolmaster's house. It is also Grade II Listed LinkExternal link
Close to this site, between 1805 and 1827, lived William Hedley (1779-1843), the famous locomotive pioneer. There is a plaque on a wall on the other side of Woodcroft Road NZ1164 : Hedley plaque, Woodcroft Road, Wylam
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1135 6456 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.5315N 1:49.4528W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1132 6455
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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