Answer August 2022

Answer August 2022

1981: Gilesgate looking NW at junction  with Circle Place, cast iron wheel-guard (glinter)
1981: Gilesgate looking NW at junction with Circle Place, cast iron wheel-guard (glinter)
2021: Gilesgate looking NW at junction with Circle Place, black cast iron wheel guard (glinter) on corner
1979: Cockshaw looking NE, Nos 3-7 Cockshaw Terrace on left, entrance to Gibson Place with stone glinters (wheel-guards), Wilkinson Place centre right
1980: Back Row, stone wheel-guard (glinter), North Eastern Mews
1991: Cockshaw, stone wheel-guard (glinter) N side junction with Gibson Place

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The first two photos were the clues and, as you can see from their captions, they are of the junction of Circle Place and Gilesgate.

The object is a cast-iron glinter (or wheel-guard), which protects the corner of a building from vehicle wheels.

The remaining photos show other examples of glinters from the Hexham Galleries in our Photo Archive. No doubt there were lots of glinters around Hexham which have now been removed. If you know of, or have photos of, others please let us know (email webmaster@hexhamhistorian.org or use the Comments facility below).

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2 thoughts on “Answer August 2022

  1. There are 2 glinters, one each side of an entrance, on the south side of Cockshaw, opposite the 4 shallow steps that lead up to the ginnel that runs north from Cockshaw to near the bottom of Windmill Hill. (Parallel to and west of Kingsgate)

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