Coxlodge

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Coordinates: 55°00′32″N 1°38′28″W / 55.009°N 1.641°W / 55.009; -1.641

Coxlodge is an area situated between Fawdon, Gosforth and Kenton in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

History[edit]

By order of the Local Government Board on 20 September 1872, the parishes of South Gosforth and Coxlodge were constituted into an urban district, the South Gosforth Local Board. After the 1894 Local Government Act, it became the South Gosforth Urban District Council. A year later, by a Northumberland County Council order dated 14 March 1895, the title was changed again to Gosforth Urban District Council. The parishes of Coxlodge and South Gosforth were amalgamated into the parish of Gosforth in 1908. The Gosforth Urban District Council was finally abolished on 1 April 1974 to become part of Newcastle Metropolitan Borough Council.[1]

Mining[edit]

Regent Centre, a business park, which occupies land once used by the Regent Pit of the Coxlodge Colliery.

In the 19th century Coxlodge Colliery was in operation.[2] There were two pits in the Coxlodge Colliery, the Jubilee Pit, which was on Jubilee Road opposite Jubilee Crescent, and the Regent Pit which is now the Regent Centre business park and St Charles R.C. School next to the current Metro line.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people who were born in Coxlodge include Tommy Glidden, an English footballer.

Coxlodge Hall

A number of wealthy people lived in a large residence called Coxlodge Hall, which was built in 1796 by Job Bulman, a medical man originally from Gateshead who had made his money in India. Bulman lived there until he died in 1818. The hall was sold a number of times and occupants included the soap manufacturer Thomas Hedley and shipbuilders Andrew Leslie and Sir Rowland Hodge. The Hall itself was destroyed by fire in 1877, but was rebuilt two years later. The building was eventually used as a private school until it was demolished in 1939.[3] A lodge on Gosforth High Street and the Coach House or Stables still survive.[4] In 1950 the coach house was eventually turned into offices. The current owners are Summers-Inman Construction and Property Consultants, who bought the coach house of Coxlodge Hall in 1972 and have since renovated the location.[5]

Transport[edit]

Fawdon Metro station is situated at the former location of Coxlodge station.

The nearest modern day Tyne & Wear Metro stations are Fawdon and Wansbeck Road. There used to be a railway station called Coxlodge station, which was in use between 1905 and 1929 on the Ponteland and Darras Hall Branch of the North Eastern Railway.[6] The site of this station is now occupied by Fawdon Metro station.

St Nicholas Hospital[edit]

In the 1850s Newcastle upon Tyne's hospitals for mentally ill patients were overcrowding; a new asylum was promised in Coxlodge, where a 50-acre (200,000 m2) farmstead had been purchased. It opened as Newcastle upon Tyne Borough Lunatic Asylum in July 1869. In 1882 it changed its name to Newcastle upon Tyne City Lunatic Asylum.[7] In 1948 the National Health Service took over the hospital and changed the name to St Nicholas Hospital.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reference number UD.GO". Tyne and Wear Archives Service. 
  2. ^ "Coxlodge Colliery". The Durham Mining Museum. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ Faulkner, Thomas; Lowery, Phoebe (1996). Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland. Jill Raines. p. 16. ISBN 978-0951649428. 
  4. ^ "Newcastle upon Tyne". northumbrian-coast.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Newcastle Office". Summers-Inman Construction and Property Consultants. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Ponteland Light Railway & Darras Hall Branch". Northumbrian Railways. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  7. ^ "Reference number HO.SN". Tyne & Wear Archives Service.