Tyne and Wear HER(13438): Jesmond, Osborne Avenue, No. 1 - Details
Jesmond, Osborne Avenue, No. 1
No. 1 Osborne Avenue was built and occupied by William Temple, who built much of the housing between here and Acorn Road to the north. On its gable end facing Osborne Road the house is decorated with floral terracotta tiles and the date 1878. Temple's daughter, a botanist, persuaded her father to name his new streets after plants (Acorn Road, Fern Avenue, Gowan Terrace, Holly Avenue, Larkspur Terrace, Lily Crescent and Avenue, Mistletoe Road). Later Temple moved to a bigger house on Osborne Road (Tyneholme) - now the site of the Nuffield Hospital.
Alan Morgan, 2010, Jesmond from mines to mansions, page 93