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Cherryburn, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick - - 779858.jpg
Nearest cityNewcastle upon Tyne
Coordinates54°57′25″N 1°53′02″W / 54.957°N 1.884°W / 54.957; -1.884Coordinates: 54°57′25″N 1°53′02″W / 54.957°N 1.884°W / 54.957; -1.884
OwnerNational Trust
Cherryburn is located in Northumberland
Location of Cherryburn in Northumberland

Cherryburn is a cottage in Mickley, Northumberland, England, which was the birthplace of Thomas Bewick, an English wood engraver and ornithologist. The cottage, its adjacent farmhouse and large grounds, have been managed by the National Trust since 1991 when they took over responsibility for the site from the Bewick Birthplace Trust.[1] Cherryburn is now open to the public 7 days a week between February and November.


Thomas Bewick was born in the cottage in August 1753, he grew up there until the age of 14 when he moved to Newcastle upon Tyne to become a bound apprentice with the Beilby family.[2]

The Cottage and the Farmhouse are now a museum to show what life was back when Thomas Bewick was alive. The Cottage has been furnished with items which would have been common at the time and the Farmhouse possesses a large collection of Bewick's publications, original engravings and printing equipment.


  1. ^ Garnett, Oliver (2006). Thomas Bewick and Cherryburn. Wiltshire: The National Trust. p. 32.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Jack (1970). Bewick of Cherryburn. Newcastle: Frank Graham. pp. 3, 5.

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