Jesmond Life

Jesmond without a doubt is one of the most popular areas to live in Newcastle, whether you’re a student or looking for a luxury property Jesmond is the place to be, with a mixture of both student lettings and affluent residential areas.

 

Considered one of the most culturally vibrant and eclectic areas in Newcastle upon Tyne, there are plenty of reasons why many desire to live in the heart of Jesmond.

 

Home to Osborne road you are never short of a good beverage and a social gathering, with Jar Jam serving the best burgers, Osbornes dishing out it’s favourite ales and not to mention £2 Tuesdays at Bar Blanc. It’s student heaven especially with Scalini’s and Cal’s Own nearby, although it might seem a road just for student shenanigans, Waitrose and Jules B are also just down the road for the more indulgent customers.

 

Jesmond also has to offer lots more attractions, other than shopping and bars of course, such as Jesmond cricket club, Jesmond tennis club and the beautiful Jesmond Dene. Jesmond Dene is also a great activity to do with the kids, home to pets corner, it is a bit of countryside in the city, a big vale full of parks and paths, it’s a great escape from the bustling city.

 

Jesmond has a close knit community vibe, linked to the region’s Metro it is so easy to access the centre, getting the buzz of city life without the bustle. Jesmond has a modern vibe but is rich with history, and there are many things to discover about the area, here are ten interesting facts about the area from the Chronicle:

 

 

1. The Mansion House owned by a wealthy industrialist Arthur Sutherland, was built in 1876 and donated to the city by Sutherland in 1953. It is now the official residence of the Lord Mayor and can be used for private events.

2. Newcastle Cricket Club plays its home games at Osborne Avenue, which is also a home venue for Northumberland County Cricket Club

3. John Dewhirst, a British teacher and amatuer yachtsman from Jesmond, was one of two Britons who died in the Killing Fields of Cambodia.

4. Jesmond Dene provides strong historical links with 19th Century industrial development and landscape design heavily influenced by Lord Armstrong.

5. St. Mary’s Chapel in Jesmond Dene is first recorded in 1272 and was a place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, until it dissolved in 1548.

6. However, up to the end of the 18th century, part of the ruins was known as the Hospital, having been the hospice of the pilgrims.

7. Jesmond Manor House was rebuilt by William Coulson in 1720 on the site of Nicholas Grenville's 12th century house and lay just north of where the present Manor House Road joins Grosvenor Road until it was demolished in 1929.

8. Jesmond Vale Mill, was originally a flint mill and was the site of the first standing engine made by George Stephenson after he commenced business for himself.

9. Jesmond acquired a railway station in 1864, as well as improved road connections, including the Armstrong Bridge in 1878.

10. Jesmond Dene House was used as a Home Guard HQ during WW2 and various modified tunnels and a pillbox are still present.

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