Fast Search

You are Here: Home / Walbottle, Newburne, Walbotle and Butterlaw Comon

Tyne and Wear HER(11564): Walbottle, Newburne, Walbotle and Butterlaw Comon - Details

Back to Search Results



Walbottle, Newburne, Walbotle and Butterlaw Comon



Agriculture and Subsistence

Land Use Site

Common Land


Documentary Evidence

'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

Back to Search Results