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|Leaving Northumberland, we drove down
to Newcastle in the County of Tyne and Wear.
On the north side of the River Tyne, on the headland, is Tynemouth Priory and Castle.
|Peter standing on the coast with Tynemouth
Priory behind him. The castle gate is just visible on the right.
|Another view down the coast to Tynemouth Priory. (152kb)||Peter at the gated entrance to the Castle. (275kb)|
|Looking east at the Priory church. (178kb)||Another shot. (178kb)||The priory church looking southeast. (140kb)|
|The east end of the priory church. (183kb)||Looking through a door in the rood screen at
the east end of the church. (220kb)
|East end of the church seen through the arch in the south quire aisle. (219kb)|
|Peter standing in the crossing (213kb)||South wall of the presbytery, showing all
the cool arches. (266kb)
|A neat stone face. (313kb)|
|The east end of the roof of a small vaulted
chapel, the Percy Chantry. At the top is the head of Christ, below
that is the risen Christ holding a banner, below that is St Andrew seated,
and at the bottom center is Christ seated between four angels with
|The west end of the Percy Chantry roof. At the top center is Christ seated between four angels with trumpets, below that is St James seated holding a staff and a book, below that is St John the Baptist holding a lamb, and at bottom is the Lamb of God with a cross and flag. (476kb)||The middle of the roof. (464kb)|
|The 19th century restored window in the Percy Chantry. (238kb)||Looking off the headland out to the North Sea. (147kb)||The priory church from the southeast, with
the graveyard in the foreground. (168kb)
|Looking west at the east end of the priory church, with the Percy Chantry in the center. (220kb)||Looking at the priory church from a window in the gatehouse. (140kb)||A better shot. (195kb)|
|The inside of the castle gatehouse (and most all that remains of the castle. (151kb)||A closeup view of the gate from the front. (241kb)|
On the south side of the River Tyne, is Bede's World, dedicated to the Saint Bede the Venerable.
|A Glastonbury chair in the small church. (198kb)|| The same chair from the back
|A close up of the carving on a different Glastonbury chair. (243kb)|
|The 12th century church. (187kb)||A doorway in the remaining cloister wall. (308kb)
In Newcastle is Hylton Castle, which is the remains of a castle built by Sir William Hilton between 1374 and 1420. The keep gatehouse still stands. Adorning the fašades is a fine display of medieval heraldic shields.
|The front of Hylton castle gatehouse. (215kb)||And the same, a little further back. (163kb)||A close up of the heraldic shields. (241kb)
|The front of the chapel remains, which stands to the side of the gatehouse. (241kb)||The heraldic shields on the chapel. (261kb)
|The castle gatehouse from the rear. (179kb)
|A close up shot of the cool dear, helmet, and coat of arms on the rear of the gatehouse. (459kb)|