Tyne and Wear HER(11540): Lemington, Woode Close - Details
Lemington, Woode Close
Agriculture and Subsistence
'Woode Close' and 'Back of the Wood' on a plan of 1620 presumably indicates the presence of woodland. These woods had been cleared by 1767, probably to make way for industry and for building waggonways and boats.
A plan of the manor of Newburn, 1620, Alnwick Castle Archives Class O, Div. xvii, No. 1; I. Thompson, 1767, A plan of the Lordship of Newburn belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, Northumberland Museum and Archives (Woodhorn) Sant/Beq/9/1/1/24 and 25; Jennifer Morrison, 2007, Newburn manor - an analysis of a changing medieval, post-medieval and early modern landscape in Newcastle upon Tyne, Vol 1, pp 45-46 (unpublished MA thesis, Durham University)