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Ouseburn

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
by Andrew Curtis

Created: Sun, 19 Feb 2012, Updated: Wed, 26 Nov 2014


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NZ2664 : Toffee Factory, Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Cumberland Arms, James Place Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Victoria Tunnel information display & entrance, Ouse Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Newcastle Quayside west of Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : The Tyne Bar from Glasshouse Bridge, Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Crawford's Bridge, Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Ouseburn above the Barrage by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : 'Seats with a View', above the Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Former Ouseburn Schools, Albion Row by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Ouseburn Wharf from Spillers Quay by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Ouseburn Farm and Byker Bridge by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Toffee Factory & Glasshouse Bridge, Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : The Ouseburn Barrage by habiloid
NZ2664 : 'Seven Stories' boat, Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Former site of Liddle-Henzell 's Ouseburn Glassworks by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Free Trade Inn, St Lawrence Road by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Small boats, Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Sailor's Bethel, Horatio Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Shepherd's Scrap Metal Works, Ford Street by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Mouth of the Ouse Burn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Lime Street Chimney & Village Green, Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : The Ouseburn Barrage by David Dixon
NZ2664 : Lower Ouseburn by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Hotel du Vin, City Road by Andrew Curtis
NZ2664 : Graffiti on Leighton Street near junction with Foundry Lane by Andrew Curtis

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