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Old photograph of Cleadon taken c.1905   The war memorial on Front Street  
The campanile of the Victorian Cleadon pumping station   Cleadon Tower, parts of which date back to the 15th century  
Cleadon Mill © South Tyneside Council   The Britannia Inn  


The Village Atlas Project at Cleadon



The Cleadon Village Atlas was a two year project aimed at bringing local people together with specialists to explore the geology, ecology, archaeology, built heritage and history of Cleadon. This work culminated in the production of the Village Atlas, an illustrated report which explores how each of these various threads has interwoven to form the unique story of a village.

Knowledge and skills were shared through a variety of workshops, field investigations, research opportunities and discussion forums, with the aim of promoting a greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of this magnificent, but potentially fragile, landscape.

The Project Team included Penny Middleton and Chris Pole from Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd, an ecologist, Ivan Dunn, and a geologist, Brain Young. These four were joined by an enthusiastic group of local volunteers who helped with research and field investigations. There were also various guided walks, talks and exhibitions arranged and children from Cleadon Church of England Academy got involved with a range of targeted classes and activities. A big thank you goes out to everyone who helped make it all such a success.

The Cleadon Village Atlas Project was conceived and funded by the Limestone Landscapes Partnership, administered by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It formed part of a 3 year programme of work intended to engage local communities in the discovery and conservation of the Magnesian Limestone Plateau.

You can download the Atlas below but to find out more about Cleadon, and the work of the Atlas Project, then please check out the Cleadon Village website:

icon-pdf Download the Cleadon Village Atlas