Friday, 10 July 2009

Bessie Surtees House

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Bessie Surtees House is the name given to two 16th and 17th century merchants' houses seen in the background of this picture. They are considered to be fine examples of Jacobean domestic architecture. The buildings, on Newcastle's Quayside, now house the regional offices of English Heritage.
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They are known as Bessie Surtees because it was from there that a young lady of that name eloped with one John Scott, who was later to become Lord Chancellor of England.
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1 comment:

  1. Delicious photo! I'm ready - bring on some sweet treats to go with the coffee! Fun little place for a respite!

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