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Black House Inn - William Ord
« on: Thursday 07 March 19 20:35 GMT (UK) »
As part of a local history project, I have been sent this badly damaged photograph of a local village pub.  Can anyone please perform a miracle and just remove the cracks and scratches.  It is about 100 years old and is the only known photo in existence.  The building is still there but it has been converted to a house.  Many thanks

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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 March 19 13:00 GMT (UK) »
Just for information, the white masses in the front foreground, right hand side and roof are actually snow not a defect in the picture.  This pub is in one of many areas in the North East where snowfall was always heavy in days gone by!

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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 March 19 15:32 GMT (UK) »
The photo needs to be scanned at a minimum of 300-400dpi in order to do the photo justice, This is scanned at a very low 92dpi and the file size is only 24kbs. You can post a file size of up to 500kbs here.
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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 March 19 16:13 GMT (UK) »
It is Blackhouse just outside of Craghead about 8-10 miles out of Durham City in the direction of Stanley.

This is the best copy I can get, unfortunately and I don't want to harass the elderly owner to let me take it and scan it again.

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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 March 19 16:54 GMT (UK) »
The building is still there but it has been converted to a house. 

According to the position of the Black House Inn on old maps it is now the Charlaw Inn
https://goo.gl/maps/2wWCqvVbZvT2

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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 March 19 17:15 GMT (UK) »
The building is still there but it has been converted to a house. 

According to the position of the Black House Inn on old maps it is now the Charlaw Inn
https://goo.gl/maps/2wWCqvVbZvT2

Stan

I think you'll find that the Charlaw Inn is now a private house.
https://whatpub.com/pubs/DUR/6467/charlaw-inn-edmondsley
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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 March 19 17:24 GMT (UK) »
stanmapstone you are right -it was the Charlaw Inn from the late 60s/early 70s for many years
JenB you are also right - it was closed down for a while and then became a private house a few years ago.
But prior to that, from being built, it was The Blackhouse Inn.
There is a bit of an enigma over the death of one of its landlords over on the County Durham board.
You can check it out under the name of William Ord most records have the death as 1930.  The family and the gravestone say 1930.  I hope to get some responses there that might clear it up.

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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 March 19 17:36 GMT (UK) »
stanmapstone you are right -it was the Charlaw Inn from the late 60s/early 70s for many years
JenB you are also right - it was closed down for a while and then became a private house a few years ago.
But prior to that, from being built, it was The Blackhouse Inn.
There is a bit of an enigma over the death of one of its landlords over on the County Durham board.
You can check it out under the name of William Ord most records have the death as 1930.  The family and the gravestone say 1930.  I hope to get some responses there that might clear it up.

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Re: Black House Inn - William Ord
« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 March 19 17:48 GMT (UK) »
I have tried to restore this photo but as has already been mentioned the scan is not very good. On the photo of the Charlaw Inn I see there are three windows upstairs on this side of the building, but I can't tell from the scan whether the original Black House had two or three. I have done two versions for you so you can decide.
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