Tyne and Wear HER(11564): Walbottle, Newburne, Walbotle and Butterlaw Comon - Details
Walbottle, Newburne, Walbotle and Butterlaw Comon
Agriculture and Subsistence
Land Use Site
'Newburne, Walbottle and Butterlaw Comon' which lay north of Walbottle village is shown on a plan of 1620. It is annotated 'Here did the coales burne in the Earth many years together'. The common was enclosed by 1767 and divided into fields.
A plan of the manor of Newburn, 1620, Alnwick Castle Archives Class O, Div. xvii, No. 1; Syon House archives, Rental of 1622 and 1625, Class A, Div ii, No. 11a quoted in MH Dodds, 1930, A History of Northumberland, Vol XIII, p 148 and ME James, 1955, Estate accounts of the Earls of Northumberland 1562-1637, Surtees Society, vol CLXIII; Alnwick Castle Archives, William Cuthbertson, 1710, Plan of Dewley, Butterlaw and Whorleton Moor; Thompson, 1767, A plan of the Lordship of Newburn, NRO Sant/Beq/9/1/24; The Archaeological Practice, 1996, Crescent Farm opencast site, desk based assessment, pp 12 and 14