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TUNSTAL LODGE, BURDON Nr RYEHOPE DURHAM

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GRUNKLE

GRUNKLE Report 22 Oct 2012 09:43

DOES ANYONE HAVE OLD PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE LODGE WHEN IT WAS PRIVATE HOUSE BEFORE IT WAS A HOTEL
MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS GARDENER THERE IN 1861 & GRANDFATHER BORN THERE ,I AM TRYING TO ADD OLD FAMILY HOMES TO MY TREE REGARDS GRUNKLE

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Oct 2012 10:26

Would it be worth contacting the hotel? They often have historical photos hanging on their walls.

You could also play around with the Durham Record Office site, or contact them

http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/Pages/home.aspx

Similarly the main library

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 22 Oct 2012 15:34

Can't help with photos but this is what English Heritage had to say about the lodge in 1967:-

Tunstall Lodge
20.2.67
G.V. II

House 1807. Rendered; roof of Welsh slate. 2 storeys, 5 windows. Central
glazed 4-panelled door under patterned oblong fanlight in Greek Doric
porch with fluted columns. Sash windows with glazing bars in plain reveals
and with projecting stone cills; intersecting tracery to Venetian window over
door. First floor, first and second windows have trompe l'oeil sashes. Ground
floor rear windows are horizontal sliding sashes. Roof has wide eaves, 2 end
and 2 rear corniced ashlar chimneys. Interior : stair either side of full-
height entrance hall.

Kath. x

Quoy

Quoy Report 22 Oct 2012 19:12

Hello Grunkle

have you tried the Francis Frith Collection

www.francisfrith.com/

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 22 Oct 2012 21:44

google, google, google


I've found all kinds of pictures on the internet.

GRUNKLE

GRUNKLE Report 24 Oct 2012 12:10

Thanks for all suggestions I have writen to the hotel asking if they can help , No repy so far but when I tried to make booking on web page it was'nt working so may not be operating now , English heritage could not find any pics allthough it is a listed building surpriseing ?No success with local records offices either apparently the house is surrounded by a new housing developement now, so earlier photographs are realy important I shall try to contact local historical society and ask for their help and maybe some estate agents in the area will have old files & pics , I made a trip to the area last month and took pics of Cleadon Westoe & Monkwearmouth all places where GG Grandfather lived and worked including Blacksmiths House at Cleadon where grandfather lived as an apprentice in 1881 still standing & looking good
grunkle

safc

safc Report 24 Oct 2012 12:41

hi
grunkle

you could contact here maybe they can help

http://www.sunderland-antiquarians.org/

Jooleh

Jooleh Report 24 Oct 2012 20:11

Hi Grunkle

The house is no longer a hotel apparently. There's a picture dated 2007, but not as a hotel, on Geograph:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/405383

Also planning applications indicate a lot of build around it:

http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/online-applications/propertyDetails.do?activeTab=relatedCases&keyVal=001HLUBBLI000

Julie


GRUNKLE

GRUNKLE Report 26 Oct 2012 01:18

THANKS FOR TIP'S THE ANTIQUARIANS MAY JUST BE THE RIGHT PLACE TO ASK REGARDS TO ALL
Grunkle

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 Oct 2012 16:25

Looking at this photo you'd never know it was a hotel when it was taken:
http://www.information-britain.co.uk/showpic.php?placeid=3273&width=250

GRUNKLE

GRUNKLE Report 28 Oct 2012 22:39

THANK YOU FOR PICTURE IT CERTAINLY DOES NOT LOOK LIKE HOTEL BEST I HAVE FOUND SO FAR .I SHALL CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR EARLIER PICTURES BUT MOST GRATEFULL FOR THIS ONE
REGARDS GRUNKLE

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 29 Oct 2012 23:16

No problem, found it on Google images - was on the hotel's website.