The wall of an old mill, now returning to nature.
Wintrip's at Blaydon was a water-mill built in the 18th Century to process flints. (Flints arrived as ballast in ships returning to the Tyne, and were ground down to powder for use in the glass and pottery industries.)
It fell into disuse in 1914 when fancy tableware suddenly became less important in the overall scheme of things, and coke ovens were built on the site.
I find the remaining wall fascinating as it was obviously built on the cheap, using whatever materials – odd bricks, different sorts of stone – the builders could lay their hands on (= pilfer) from other projects.
Thanks for looking,
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