Tyne and Wear HER(10545): Newcastle, Painter Heugh - Details
Newcastle, Painter Heugh
Road Transport Site
Small lane that linked Dean Street to Pilgrim Street. According to tradition small boats could come this far up the Lort Burn until the dene was filled in. The mooring-rope of a small boat is called a 'painter'. John White had his printing house here in the 18th century. He founded Newcastle's first newspaper in 1711.
Shown on Ordnance Survey Second Edition of 1896; City Guides Information