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The Changing Face Of Battle Hill

Battle Hill in Wallsend has undergone massive changes in the last few years, with the demolition of the old shopping centre (as shown in the slideshow) and the building of a brand new shopping center situated on the opposite side of Battle Hill Drive, where the old Battle Hill flats once stood.

We start the slideshow unfortunately with pictures of the only entrance to Battle Hill from the Holy Cross part of Wallsend which is an under path which it seems is frequented by vandals and absolutely rubbish graffiti artists.

Lets hope the vandals are being targeted by the “right people” as the success of the new Battle hill shopping complex will in part depend on the visits of many potential customers from the Holy Cross.

We will of course keep the slideshow updated as well as the section as and when “significant” improvements have been made.

Where Is Battle Hill?

Battle Hill is to the north of Wallsend town centre & stretches from the 1058 coast road through to the Rising Sun country park.

As the name suggests it is built at the highest point of Wallsend, however the only other link we can find, which gives us a hint as to why it is called Battle Hill is that there was once a field appropriately enough called  “Battle Hill Field”.

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The Rising Sun Farm and the Rising Sun Country Park In Photos

Access to The Rising Sun Farm and the Rising Sun Country Park is free and open to all. There are self-led walking trails and picnic areas situated throughout the park as well as the country park’s countryside centre with it’s childrens play areas, visitor centre, shop & restaurant. Fresh organic home-grown produce can be purchased at the farm which …

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  1. Stuart

    Can anybody tell me who opened Battle Hill Shopping Centre ? For some reason I thought it was Malcolm MacDonald or did he just visit it.I think I can remember being there but not sure as I would of been about 7 years old

  2. David Black

    Battle hill is lifting !!

    1. Karl

      yes Battle hill is a lifting and delightfull place, a credit to the folk who live in the estate

  3. Peter Hickman

    Hi, can anyone tell me the name of the large club situated near the battle hill estate area, that had great entertainment during the 1970s/80s? I believe it was called something on the lines of Percy Maine/Waynes…have some wonderful memories of the place and people…

    1. The Tynesider

      Hi Peter

      Maybe you are talking about Battle Hill Social Club which was behind the Emperor Hadrian?

  4. Roland Embleton

    Hi the name Battle Hill Estate came from the old mining company when the council bought the land the mining company ask if the name could be kept thats why its called battle Hill Estate and has nothing to do with a Battle or the farm, how do I know this because battle Hill Primary school has done a timeline of the history of Battle Hill and I have seen the actual document which I believe has the sale info of the sale.
    People will say know I am wrong but I have seen the evidence to prove that Battle Hill Estate is named after the old mining company that owned the land.

  5. Marie

    Bottle house? Is that a house made of bottles, in the shape of a bottle or did it make bottles?

    1. The Tynesider

      I think it is probably because thatch for the cottage roofs was/is usually tied tightly in bundles what used to be/still are called “bottles”. But i look forward to being corrected 🙂

  6. Darren Hogg

    As it happens battle hill is named because it was an old settlement of thatched bottle houses and not because of a battle as so many assume. Originally called bottle hill , other settlements similar include walbottle and shilbottle however spelling has been lost over time,(quite common in those times)

    1. The Tynesider

      Brilliant. 🙂 thanks for the info Darren

  7. geraldine livingstone

    What is the history of Battle Hill and why did it get its name?

    1. Roland

      Hi the name Battle Hill Estate came from the old mining company when the council bought the land the mining company ask if the name could be kept thats why its called battle Hill Estate and has nothing to do with a Battle or the farm, how do I know this because battle Hill Primary school has done a timeline of the history of Battle Hill and I have seen the actual document which I believe has the sale info of the sale.
      People will say know I am wrong but I have seen the evidence to prove that Battle Hill Estate is named after the old mining company that owned the land.

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