Tyne and Wear HER(7082): Cullercoats, Bank Top, No. 12 - Details
Cullercoats, Bank Top, No. 12
Having left his temporary studio across the road at the Hudleston Arms Hotel (HER 7081), American watercolour artist Winslow Homer rented a room to use as a studio at 12 Bank Top, which lay south of Cliff House for about 18 months 1881-1882. He produced over 150 works during this time.The Bank Top buildings are shown on the Ordnance Survey first edition and probably date to the early 19th century. The cottages were demolished between 1929-1932 after some of the cliffs collapsed. The site was then landscaped.
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