Bessie Surtees House (English Heritage)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear NE1 3JF
Telephone: 0191 2691200
Facilities and additional information
Circular/Linear Walk Link: Around the Town Walls
English Heritage website:
These two five-storey 16th and 17th-century merchantsí houses are fine examples of Jacobean domestic architecture, with some splendid period interiors. The Surtees house is best known as the scene of the elopement of Bessie with John Scott, later Lord Chancellor of England. An exhibition illustrating the history of the houses is on the first floor.