Tyne and Wear HER(11381): North Walbottle, Northumberland Gardens Conservation Area - Details
North Walbottle, Northumberland Gardens Conservation Area
Small planned estate of 31 houses, mainly semi-detached lying between Walbottle Road and North Walbottle Waggonway (HER 3938). Designated as a Conservation Area in 1987 because this small suburb is unique to Newcastle and probably Tyneside in being an early C20 creation contemporary with the Garden City Movement. The houses are modern in size but attractively designed. They are built in good quality red facing brick, sandstone lintels, cills and mullions, sash windows, red brick chimneys, with slate roofs. Each house is set in a large garden plot around half an acre in size. The estate roads are private and are hedge and tree lined with wide grass verges. In early 1910 F. Temporley, Clerk of Works to the Duke of Northumberland submitted plans to Newburn Urban District Council for 10 semi-detached houses in a field south of North Walbottle Colliery on behalf of the Walbottle Workman's Association. In June 1910 plans for the remaining houses were submitted. Over time the estate has been gentrified. The gardens intended as private allotments are now domestic gardens. Many of the houses have altered window frames and doors, some have unsympathetic extensions. No. 11a post dates the initial estate and stands out as a later addition.
Newcastle City Council, 2001, Northumberland Gardens Conservation Area Character Statement; Newcastle City Council, 2010, Northumberland Gardens Conservation Area Management Plan Draft Planning Guidance