Fifteen floors. 89 flats: 43 one-bedroom & 46 two-bedroom.
The construction was approved in 1971, and building started in 1974, by contractor, Stanley Miller.
High-rise flats, which faced the Newtown car park - side on to Glen Street, and parallel with Station Road. It stood near the entrance to St. James Mall, which it ran at a right angle with. It also sat at a right angle with Cumberland Court, and connected to it via two walkways.
The front (sitting room) windows faced South West (Gateshead).
Demolished early 1999, and later replaced by the Hub, which opened in June 2015.
Named after: Northumberland: The northernmost county of England, which borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north.
Photograph courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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