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Glasshouse Bridge, Newcastle


4684


Newcastle


Ouseburn, Glasshouse Bridge


Ouseburn


NZ26SE


Transport



Bridge


Post Medieval


C17


Documentary Evidence


A stone bridge over the Ouseburn referred to as 'Glass House Bridge' is shown on Hutton's map of Newcastle, 1770. It is thought to have been built in 1609, and was rebuilt three times between 1619 and 1908 when it was finally demolished as the quayside was extended. It had already been superceded by the high level Glasshouse Bridge which lies some 50 metres to the north. The name 'Glasshouse' came from the numerous glass-making houses which were established on the east side of the Ouseburn mouth in the 17th and 18th centuries.


2645


6415


NZ26456415



<< HER 4684 >> Ove Arup & Partners, 1998, Lower Steenberg's Yard - Byker, Engineering Study Hutton, 1770, Map of Newcastle 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1856 R.W. Rennison, 2002, Three Overlooked Bridges in Newcastle, Archaologia Aeliana, Series 5, Volume XXX, pp 163-171

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