Photos of Newcastle

High Heaton

High Heaton houses the Freeman Hospital, Heaton Manor School, Heaton Stannington Football Club, Paddy Freeman's Park and The Spinney. The Spinney was built in the 1960's on the site of Heaton High Pit which closed in 1852. The pit was the scene of a disaster in 1815 when 41 men and 34 boys died when water flooded the pit from some old mine workings.
The suburb consists mainly of 1930s housing developments, prior to this the area was farmland.


More High Heaton Photos:



October 2009

A couple of photos requested by reader Steve Pearson of his old house on Benton Road.





October 2008

The Spinney

The Spinney

The Spinney

The Spinney

The Spinney


Benton Road

Benton Road

Benton Road

Benton Road

Benton Road


Heaton Manor School

Heaton Manor School

Heaton Manor School

Heaton Manor School

Heaton Manor School


Various Streets

High Heaton

High Heaton

High Heaton

The Newton

High Heaton

High Heaton

High Heaton



August 2008

Newton Road

Newton Road

Newton Road

Newton Road

Newton Road

Newton Road

Newton Road


Heaton Stannington Football Club

Grounsell Park - Home of Heaton Stannington Football Club

Grounsell Park - Home of Heaton Stannington Football Club

Grounsell Park - Home of Heaton Stannington Football Club

Grounsell Park - Home of Heaton Stannington Football Club


Cragside School

Cragside School

Cragside School



November 2007

The Spinney

The Spinney



June 2006

The Spinney

The Spinney





13 comments:

Muriel said...

Great new pictures. You continue to out do yourself!!!

Especially interested to see the ones of Heaton Manor. I went to Heaton High School, which it replaced and also the ones my old stomping ground around the upper part of Newton Road.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks. :)
I also went to that school although it was called Heaton Manor by the time I got there. They pulled the school down the year I left and it looks all shiny and new now. It was a terrible mess when I was there.

Funnily enough they also pulled down North View Junior School the year I left. I did'nt break it, honest! :)

Muriel said...

Are you sure?

2 schools, which we both attended, both closed. They were O.K. when I left !!! LOL Uum!!!

ILuvNUFC said...

Alright, you caught me out, it was me! :)
Heaton School was'nt in as bad a state as North View. For my entire stint at North View we were not allowed outside at playtime if it was windy due slates regularly falling from the roof.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou very much for the pictures. I like the way you capture your pictures. Things have changed so much! Thanks once again i was really happy to see those pictures.

ILuvNUFC said...

You are most welcome.

Steve P said...

Pictures of my old house, school and the Spinney where I used to play - absolutely fantastic and they bring back so many memories.

Thanks ILuvNUFC!

ILuvNUFC said...

No problem.
I go to Heaton Manor school every thursday with my son, as his football team trains there, and the memories come flooding back for me too!

Paul said...

I remember North View School, went there from 1980-84 until it was demolished and was moved to Hotspur. Seem to remember the dinner hall being closed for ages because the ceiling had caved in! Would love to see some pics of the old place.

ILuvNUFC said...

I left North View for Heaton Manor in 1984. I reckon I will probably know you.
There are a couple of links to older photos of North View school at the bottom of my Heaton page.

zed said...

this just makes me think how nice my home is :) could you please put some pictures of jesmond park west, denewell avenue and eastlads on? that would be great if you could.

ILuvNUFC said...

I'll probably be up there this afternoon so I'll grab a few photos then. I'll announce on the front page when they are up on the site.

Margaret Pollard nee Kinghorn said...

I was brought up in Teesdale Gardens I have 2 brothers now aged 80 plus they also attended Cragside School as it was built for the new houses I was pleased to see St Georges Pres Church I attended the Sunday School there and always the Saturday night Dances 50 years ago I was married at that Church I have since moved to Richmond in North Yorkshire but remember many happy memories of living on High Heaton