Tyne and Wear HER(7101): Cullercoats, Beverley Terrace, Nos. 55-57, Monks Haven - Details
Cullercoats, Beverley Terrace, Nos. 55-57, Monks Haven
Former home of Sir James Knott, entrepreneur and creater of the Prince Line of steamships. In the birthday honours of 1917 James Knott was created a baronet. He died 17 years later but his name lives on in the form of charitable trusts. Born January 1855, the son of a Customs Officer, Knott acquired Monks Haven in 1890. Described as "an attractive terraced house", Monks Haven was probably the Knott family's weekend "cottage". Their main home at this time was The Manor House in Jesmond, where they had 9 servants. Monks Haven is now a Methodist retirement home. A fine copper relief still stands in the entrance hall of a Cullercoats fishwife with a creel on her back. It is supposed to depict Polly Donkin.
R. Wright, 2002, The People's History - Cullercoats; Vindomora Solutions, 2012, Monks Haven Residential Care Home, Cullercoats