Nine floors: 133 flats (Nos. 3-133): 14 one-bedroom, and 119 two-bedroom.
There are presently plans to have the whole block demolished.
Sat at a right angle with Cumberland Court, and connected to it by two walkways.
Replaced the north-east terrace of Shamrock Street. Living room (front) windows faced south west.
In 1850, the north side of this street was arable land, named ‘High East Howdean’; occupied by Ann Glover; the south side of this street was also arable land, and named ‘The Reigns’; occupied
by Thomas and Robert Stothard. Both properties were leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
Named after: Westmorland (also spelt Westmoreland; even older spellings are Westmerland and Westmereland) is an area of North West England and one of the 39 historic counties of England.
Photographs courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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