NZ2664 : Cumberland Arms, James Place Street

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

Cumberland Arms, James Place Street
Cumberland Arms, James Place Street
Real Ale Pub and famous venue for live music and poetry LinkExternal link
The present three storey brick building is the result of a major rebuild in 1899 following the collapse of the previous pub during major alterations.
There are great views from the front terrace NZ2664 : Ouseburn from the east
There is another photo here NZ2664 : Cumberland Arms, Byker
The Cumberland Arms was first licensed as a beer house in 1862 and converted into a pub in 1898. It wasn't granted a spirits license until 1956. The bar from the former Haymarket Hotel in Newcastle is now in the upper room. It was once owned by Jocker Wood, who owned a number of other pubs in the area LinkExternal link He was a sporting legend and champion at quoits, bagatelle, golf, cycling and pigeon racing.
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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, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2639 6460 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.5191N 1:35.3550W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2638 6459
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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