Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Sir William (later Lord) Armstrong built this Banqueting Hall (now a controlled ruin) from 1860-1862 because his home was too small to accommodate large numbers of business clients he was entertaining. John Dobson was the architect.
It contained an organ powered by water from the Ouseburn which it overlooks.

Alterations and an extension were added around 1870 and in 1883 Armstrong presented the Banqueting Hall along with Jesmond Dene to the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Newcastle upon Tyne, as a Public Park to be maintained for all time as an oasis of natural beauty within an urban setting.


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2009

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall



2008

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall



2007

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall



2006

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall



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More information:
Postcards of Jesmond Dene has a nice old postcard of the Banqueting Hall.
Inside The Banqueting Hall, Jesmond Dene

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another great collection there, Steve!

Thanks for the history lesson too.

Lawrence

ILuvNUFC said...

Cheers :)