Tyne and Wear HER(13434): Jesmond, Adderstone Crescent - Details
Jesmond, Adderstone Crescent
Mansions built by 1910 on Lord Armstrong's land. 'Ruthven' was built around 1907 for Bill Quay shipbuilder William Wood of Wood and Skinner. Later residents included a paper merchant and a Newcastle Town Clerk. 'Shirley' was built in 1903 for shipbuilder Richard Saxton White of Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd. Other houses were 'Hunstanworth', 'Oaklea', 'Holm Lodge' and 'Chesters Court'. Residents included shipowners, solicitors, a tea merchant, Sir Angus Watson, food manufacturer at Skipper Sardines and philanthropist. Adderstone Crescent was named after Adderstone Hall near Belford where Lord Armstrong's great nephew and heir lived. The houses are now largely apartments.
Alan Morgan, 2010, Jesmond from mines to mansions, page 75