Ropery Gallery

The Ropery building (and latterly the Argyle Cafe) off Argyle Terrace is the subject of the photos in this gallery.

Brief Timeline:

  • 1822: Christopher Bushby, Rope & Twine Maker, Priestpopple st.
  • 1826: On Wood’s Plan of Hexham ‘Ropery’ is shown as an open-air ropewalk to the S of Priestpopple.
  • 1855: Henry Burn, Rope & Twine Maker, Priestpopple.
  • 1860: OS map shows Ropery as fully roofed on S side of Priestpopple.
  • 1906. Manufacture had ceased.
  • 1922. Hexham and District Civilian Rifle Club opened a shooting range at the town’s old ropery.
  • 1991: Added to Schedule of Listed Buildings, Grade II, The Ropery, now the Argyle Cafe.  NY 96 SW 2/401. 

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