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This brass once covered the altar tomb of Roger Thompson.

[This] huge Flemish brass that formerly covered the altar tomb of Roger Thornton in the ancient Newcastle parish church of All Saints, Quayside, which closed for Anglican worship in 1959. It is believed to be the largest brass in the country.
It is pre-1429 and commemorates [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 19th 2013

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 18th 2013

Taken from a signboard located in front of the Black Gate:

Built between 1247 and 1250 during the reign of King Henry III, the Black Gate was the last addition to the medieval Castle defences.  Now a scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I Listed Building it was the gatehouse of the barbican, a walled defensive entrance [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 17th 2013

…is the Vampire Rabbit of Amen Corner!

The rabbit (or is it a hare?) sits atop a very ornate doorway which is the entrance to an office.  Although there are many theories nobody seems to know the meaning of the strange creature…

Bloody fanged Hares used in 1900 architecture
Strange Creature

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 2nd 2013

The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas started out as a humble parish church. It has only been a cathedral since 25th July 1882 when due to the rapid growth of the industrial population Newcastle separated from ancient diocese of Durham.

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 30th 2013

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