2016

NZ1265 : 'Cowen M England' firebrick, Close House

taken 8 years ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, England

'Cowen M England' firebrick, Close House
'Cowen M England' firebrick, Close House
A later, manufactured product of the prolific Blaydon brick-maker. See description here NZ1763 : Cowen firebrick and iron slag, Blaydon Burn
The Cowen Brick - probably the best brick in the world LinkExternal link Archive LinkExternal link
Close House

Close House was built in 1779 for the private use of the Bewicke family on the site of an earlier monastic house. The mansion and estate were sold in 1953 and bought for the sum of 13,190 by James Rutherford and Sons who sold it on to Kings College, later the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1960 who had it refurbished in 1994 for 1,000,000.

The University sold the whole Estate to local business man Graham Wylie in 2004 and it reopened as a hotel and golf venue in 2005. LinkExternal link

In March 2014 it was reported that former computing millionaire, Graham Wylie, announced plans to convert Close House Hotel into a private home for his family. He is said to have invested an estimated 50m since buying it from Newcastle University 10 years ago. LinkExternal link
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There is a brief history here LinkExternal link
Description of house: LinkExternal link Archive LinkExternal link
Description of gardens: LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Lowlands Paths Country estates Woodland, Forest Industry Primary Subject: Brick Works
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · England [6] Other Photos: · Cowen firebrick and iron slag, Blaydon Burn ·
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NZ1265, 166 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 2 September, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1256 6563 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.1067N 1:48.3158W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 12564 65628
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