Historical landmarks

Along the trail there are other opportunities to pay respect to important local figures of the past.

  • Saint Edmund’s Chapel
    Catholic martyr, John Ingram, was hanged, drawn and quartered on gallows here on 26th June 1594.
    241 High St, Gateshead NE8 1DJ

  • Windmill Hills
    Site of a battle between Parliamentary and Royalist troops. Two plaques on gate posts depict this. Later became Gateshead’s first park and the site of a statue of Gateshead’s first Mayor. Originally it housed 10 windmills.
    1qb, Bensham Rd, Gateshead NE8 1QE

  • Barrington Place
    A listed terrace said to have been built by Newcastle merchants with profits from Napoleonic Wars.
    Barrington Place, Gateshead

  • Blue Plaque to Emily Davies
    Daughter of Gateshead Rector. Founder member of Girton College, first college of higher education for women. Lived to place her first vote in 1918.
    Bensham Road near the junction with Rectory Road, Gateshead

  • 9-10 West View
    Home to eccentric Dr Cox, who formed Gateshead branch of the Medical Association as well as Gateshead’s first Nursing Association.
    217 Bensham Road, Gateshead, NE8 1US

  • The Inventor Streets
    Leading down from Saltwell Road are Armstrong, Macadam, Telford, Watt Arkwright, Barry and Brunel Street. All names after famous inventors.
    All parallel streets that branch off the north end of Saltwell Road, Gateshead

  • The River Team
    The factory site of R.S. Newalls, Rope Manufacturer from 1840. Newall’s invention of wire rope was used to tow an obelisk, Cleopatra’s Needle from Egypt to London by sea. “Ropery” now comes into the names of some modern properties in this area.
    The River Team feeds off the River Tyne where the Dunston Staiths are based. It snakes right through Dunston and Low Teams and ends between Team Valley & Low Fell.