Tyne and Wear HER(5874): Monkseaton, Bygate Road, Garden Cottage - Details
Monkseaton, Bygate Road, Garden Cottage
Small stone cottage. During the 1840s it was known as "Ramsay's Fort" because the owner, Robert Ramsay, was supposed to have two imitation cannons on the roof, with the intention of "frightening away the French should they ever invade".
<< HER 5874 >> C. W. Steel, 2000, Images of England - Monkseaton and Hillheads, p 25 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1850