Redheugh Hall, Gateshead
Date:  Date Unknown
Reference Number:  GL003371
Owned by the Askew family and home of George Hawks, first Mayor of Gateshead. Demolished 1935/36

Redheugh Hall, Gateshead
Photographer:  Oxberry, John
Date:  C 1910

The Redheugh Bridge Toll House, 1980
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  10/06/1980
Reference Number:  GL007338
The original Redheugh bridge was built 1868-71 and was later rebuilt 1897-1901. The construction of both bridges were hindered with delays in materials and later it became apparent that both bridges suffered serious structural flaws. In 1980 work began to replace the second Redheugh bridge, the current bridge can carry loads up to 4,000 tonnes and has a life expectancy of 120 years. The bridge was opened on 18th May 1983 by the Princess of Wales. 
A toll house was present on the Newcastle side of the Redheugh Bridge when it opened in 1871 however, revenue was not as high as expected. The toll house also re-opened when the second Redheugh Bridge was built in 1901 and after WW1 the volume of traffic over the bridge increased greatly aiding toll revenue. However, with the opening of the toll free Tyne bridge in 1928 the Redheugh Bridge noticed a drop in tolls and it was suggested they accept an offer made by the Corporations of Newcastle and Gateshead to sell the bridge for £151,000. The Redheugh Bridge was sold in 1937 at which time the tolls were withdrawn.

Now two dwelling houses, with this patio

April 2015


Tyne Road East, Gateshead.
Building on the right at the top of the street is the Cattle Market

 Brussels Street, Gateshead, 1967
Photographer:  Wood, S
Date:  1967
Reference Number:  WOODB231

Lower Cuthbert Street, Gateshead, 1968
Photographer:  Wood, S
Date:  1968
Reference Number:  WOODC155

Lower Cuthbert Street, Gateshead, 1968
Photographer:  Wood, S
Date:  1968
Reference Number:  WOODC154

Coal Miners, Redheugh Colliery, c1920
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  C1920
Reference Number:  GL000024

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