Thursday, 9 July 2009

The Cooperage

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Built around 1430 the Cooperage is one of Newcastle's oldest surviving buildings. Some of the timbers in the building are believed to have come from a merchant ship sunk in the River Tyne. In the 16th Century it was home to Thomas Horsley, a Newcastle merchant who founded what is know the Royal Grammar School.; he was also Lord Mayor of the city in 1525 and 1533. It later became a Coopers ( barrel maker) workshop; hence its current name. It is now a pub.
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1 comment:

  1. I remember banging my head constantly on the wooden beams inside the Cooperage. I guess they were a bit shorter in 1430.

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