Ouseburn


The lower Ouseburn Valley through which Ouseburn river flows is home to a number of pubs (Free Trade - right at the confluence with the Tyne with good view of the bridges looking upriver, The Tyne, the Cumberland Arms, The Ship Inn, Tanners and The Cluny) known locally in the Newcastle area for live music and real ale. It is also a hub for the arts and creative industries, including the Biscuit Factory (open gallery), the Mushroom Works (open first weekend of the month), Testhouse 5 (appointment only), North Grange Glass (stained glass gallery and cafe), 36 Lime Street and Cobalt Studios.

Whilst the area was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in Newcastle and was once home to many thriving (and very dirty) heavy crafts industries, it fell into disuse and dereliction by the mid-twentieth century. The current incarnation of the Valley as a cultural regeneration hotspot was initiated by the Ouseburn Trust, in partnership with the local authority, in 1996. 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.

Text adapted from Wikipedia - Ouseburn

More of my Ouseburn Photos:



36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse) 2007-2010

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

Ouseburn

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)

36 Lime Street(The Cluny Warehouse)


Ouseburn




Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books 2005-2008

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books




The Pubs(Mouseover for the name of the pub)

The Tanners

The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn

The Tyne

The Tyne

The Cumberland Arms

The Cumberland Arms

The Free Trade

The Free Trade




The River Ouseburn 2005-2010





The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

The River Ouseburn

Ouseburn

Ouseburn




Glasshouse Bridge 2006-2010

Glasshouse Bridge


Glasshouse Bridge


Glasshouse Bridge


Glasshouse Bridge




Glasshouse Bridge





Crawford's Bridge 2008

Built in the early to mid-eighteenth century and now a listed structure and reputedly Newcastles oldest surviving bridge.


Crawfords Bridge


Crawfords Bridge





Bridges 2005-2010

The three biggest bridges cross the Ouseburn Valley at this point. The Ouseburn Viaduct (train), Byker Bridge (road traffic) and the newer Metro bridge.

Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges




Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn bridges


Ouseburn





Around the valley 2007-2010

November 2010


November 2010


November 2010


November 2010


November 2010


December 2009


December 2009


December 2009


November 2009


October 2009


February 2009


February 2009


February 2009


February 2009


February 2009


February 2009


February 2009


Ford Street - February 2009


November 2008


September 2008


October 2008


October 2008


October 2008


October 2008


May 2007


January 2006


June 2008


June 2008


April 2008


May 2008


March 2007


December 2005


October 2008


October 2008


July 2006


February 2009




October 2009





2011 Photos


























Old Photos of Ouseburn




select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the old railway viaduct crossing the Ouseburn valley.
View from the southeast.
(Image from 6 June 1976)
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the Ouseburn Viaduct.
View from the southeast.
(Image from 12 June 1972)
©SINE Project




select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the Ouseburn Viaduct from below.
View from the southeast.
(Image from 1969)
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at Crawford's Bridge and the Ouseburn Viaduct.
View from the southeast.
(Image from September 1972)
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at a quay lining the Ouseburn at Byker.
View from the northwest.
(Image from October 1995)
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the start of construction work on the Byker Metro Bridge.
View from the southwest.
(Image from 6 July 1977)
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the pier bases for Byker Metro Bridge.
View from the east.
(Image from 6 July 1977)
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the construction of the Byker Metro Bridge. View from the east.
(Image from 11 June 1978)
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at Byker Metro Bridge.
View from the southeast.
(Image from 3 August 1981)
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectPortrait photo looking at the Byker Bridge and Ouseburn Viaduct, with the remains of a probable works building in the foreground.
View from the south.
(Image from 1973)
©SINE Project








Thanks to Phil Thirkell here is a video of The Ouseburn Trust Heritage Group, featuring Phil, receiving the Journal Culture Club Award 2006 for its tours of the Victoria Tunnel. The award was made at Northern Stage in Newcastle upon Tyne.





More Information
Ouseburn Trust
36 Lime Street
Byker Cully Tour
Ouseburn Valley
Ouseburn Interactive Wiki
Ouseburn. Lots of photos of the Ouseburn and its tributaries.
Ouseburn Valley Heritage - A Chronology
Ouseburn Festival
Ouseburn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victoria Tunnel Home Page
Victoria Tunnel Education Project
Below the streets, a tunnel into our history. An article on the Victoria Tunnel from the Evening Chronicle featuring a video.
Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Photos taken inside the tunnel in 1977.
Stepney Bank Stables Website
The Ouseburn Regeneration Team
Seven Stories
Ouseburn Catchment Plan. The Ouseburn Steering Committee proposes a blog to give a space to the public to react, discuss, talk about any issues related to the Ouseburn river in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Ouseburn Heritage Issue 3
The Free Trade Inn

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