Inside Out - North East & Cumbria: Monday February 28, 2005
ADMIRAL LORD COLLINGWOOD
Collingwood inherited Chirton Grange, a North Shields manor house, in 1806 but said that he had, "no desire to live near the proximity of collieries, with their noise, pumping engines and smoke". He wanted to stay in the family's Morpeth house. He told his brother, "Chirton is a place I should dislike exceedingly as a residence... "with the smoke of coal engines and every kind of filth".