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St. Andrew's church, Hebburn, near South Shields

St. Andrew’s church, Hebburn.

Hebburn is on the Western edge of South Tyneside and it’s history and culture revolve mainly around shipbuilding and mining, Andrew Leslie arrived in 1853 from Aberdeen in Scotland to build his shipyard here, he also funded the building of Saint Andrew’s Church which opened in 1873. It has the tallest spire in South Tyneside.

So tall that I couldn’t make a decent frame of it, so I hope this viewpoint looks o.k. against the early evening sky.



Written by curly

March 16, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. powerful building! and I think the angle works perfect!


    March 16, 2007 at 8:41 am

  2. Wow, the angle is great on this. Love the colors of the bricks. Very gothic.


    March 16, 2007 at 8:59 pm

  3. It is a magnificent picture. I was just trying to do something similar with the Darke County Court House in Greenville, Ohio. It was too tall and I was too close. It is the home of the American Annie Oakley whose shooting brought her much fame in the days of Buffalo Bill.

    Thanks for coming around to my blog, and for the kind comments you left there.

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