Walbottle

Walbottle is a village on the western outskirts of Newcastle. The village name, recorded in 1176 as "Walbotl", is derived from the Old English botl (building) on the Roman Wall. There are a number of Northumbrian villages which are suffixed "-bottle".

Bede, in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, refers to a royal estate called Ad Murum near the Roman Wall where, in 653 AD, the King of the Middle Angles, Peada, and the King of the East Saxons, Sigeberht, were both baptised into the Christian faith by Bishop Finan, having been persuaded to do so by King Oswy of Northumbria. Historians have identified Ad Murum with Walbottle.

Information harvested from Walbottle - Wikipedia


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8th January 2014






Walbottle Village February 2011

The Percy Arms

The Green

Grove Road

Grove Road

Walbottle Road, I think

The Walbottle Institute

Walbottle Methodist Church

An older, less bog-standard bus stop

Walbottle Village Green



Walbottle Hall February 2011

Walbottle Hall

Walbottle Hall Statue



Hawthorn Terrace in April 2010

Walbottle Campus Technology College

The Original Masons

Hawthorn Terrace

Hawthorn Terrace

Hawthorn Terrace

Hawthorn Terrace



Walbottle Community Orchard July 2010

The Orchard was planted entirely by local people in 1998, and is looked after by the city council's park rangers and local volunteers. The animals featuring on the ornate gates were designed and painted by local schoolchildren. In season, you can pick raspberries, plums, apples or gooseberries, or at any time of year just enjoy the peace and the birdsong.

Walbottle Community Orchard

Walbottle Community Orchard

Walbottle Community Orchard



More information:
Historic Ordnance Survey Map of Walbottle
Durham Mining Museum - Walbottle Colliery
The class of 2 North at Walbottle Grammar School in April 1964
Walbottle Dene Culvert
Flickr user Jax60' s photos of Walbottle

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

These photos of Walbottle don't, in fact, show the true village at all.

That lies to the south of the old Co-op building: church, village green, Walbottle Hall (where Lord Armstrong's mother was born).

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, but as I said I was just passing through and would get back to the village proper sometime in the future.

Anonymous said...

I remember the coronation party on the village green, I was in my first year at school at Walbottle infants though I live 2 miles away at Denton Square. The village green was at the heart of the village.
Greg

Norm said...

Next time you visit make sure you get permission from the owner of Walbottle Hall to take photographs of his home. You've obviously trespassed to take this shot. Also to Anonymous, Walbottle House was the birthplace of Ann Potter, Lord Armstrong's mother, not Walbottle Hall.

Anonymous said...

My family have lived in Walbottle Village for centuries, starting out on Queen's Row,then Hawthorn Tce.,now Dene Terrace,The Green,Richmond Tce.and Percy Way and these photos are a very good representation of the 'true' village.Just for the record,Norm- it is possible to get this shot of Walbottle Hall without trespassing. Love the website!

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks :)

paul richardson said...

hi anonymous, im researching walbottle but im finding it hard to get information, specifically to around the 1790 to 1825 period when it was a boom town mining area. any information would be useful.

thanks


paulrichardson237@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

HI my Grandfather George Charlton was the Landlord of the Percy Arms before the second world war. I remember him telling me the tale about a fire started at the Pub, and about how before the fire he moved a lot of spirits through a tunnel in the cellar to the Landlords hourse where he lived. My Dad (also George Charlton) seemed to think this was a true tale. My Dad married Elsie Lockhart also from Walbottle in the 1930's. Lots of my family on both sides lived in Walbottle and I spent many days there with my Aunt Nan Atkinson during school holidays.
Great site
Kneen Charlton

Brian Bennett said...

Thank you for these photographs. I grew up in Walbottle (I was born in 1956) and it looks a lot different to how it was when I left (1975).

ILuvNUFC said...

You are most welcome.

Anonymous said...

The first photograph titled "Hawthorn Terrace" is Beverley Terrace where my wife grew up. The old Co-op Building, also titled "Hawthorn Terrace" was at the top (east end) of Beverley Terrace. Hawthorn Terrace, where I grew up, is the row of houses to the east of the Original Masons P.H. which was called the Engine Inn in my day.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks

Linds said...

As usual, Dene Terrace was missed off the views of Walbottle. There are some people still who believe that the great street doesn't belong to Walbottle but, as it is now almost 200 years old, I think they've lost the plot. I was born in Dene Terrace (at home)in 1963. I love the village. To the lad who's looking for more info its mining past, I suggest he look up the North Walbottle pit site which should provide links to any information on the Bella pit. It may interest him to know that Walbottle also had a thriving brickworks at the same as the pit was in full swing.

ILuvNUFC said...

As usual?!

Linds said...

Ps the suffix "bottle" was originally "pottle" and not,as stated above "botl". A 'pottle" was the Anglicised version of the Latin name (which I don't know) for a small fortified building on the Roman Wall.

Trev Teasdel said...

Timothy Hackworth and his wife lived in Walbottle 1815 for 8 years, working at the colliery. My sons, through their mother's side, are descendants of John Wesley Hackworth who was born in Walbottle 1820. I'm doing a site on John for them, including material from the family archives but but would love to know where he lived in Walbottle - even better a photo I could use on the site. Can anybody help? Trevor

Liam McLeod said...

I still live in walbottle to this day, on whitehall road, i could take photos of anywhere you desire, its a small place, it wouldnt take too long. iv lived here all my life.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks. I got some photos of Dene Tce last year and I'm not sure why they are not up here. Job to do some time over the weekend I think.