Tyne and Wear HER(17326): Sheriff Hill, Old Durham Road, The Hermitage - Details
Sheriff Hill, Old Durham Road, The Hermitage
The Hermitage is shown on the Ordnance Survey second edition map. William Clarke (1831-1890), industrialist and co-founder of Clarke Chapman in 1864, lived in this house, which apparently had 20 rooms. By 1903 Clarke Chapman was the second largest employer in Gateshead.