Tyne and Wear HER(11813): Westoe, Salters Trod - Details
Westoe, Salters Trod
An ancient track over which Westoe village grew. Possibly established by salt traders. The path, known as Salters Trod, survives between Nos. 8 and 9 Westoe village, running through a cast iron arch at the back of the properties, past the impressive local magnesian limestone walls of No. 8 and the gate pier, across the street and.out along St. George's Avenue and on towards Cleadon. A vehicular access is present at St. George's Avenue. A road was laid in the mid C20 after the demolition of Westoe Farm. Local stone boundary walls on either side.
North East Civic Trust & South Tyneside Council, 2002, Westoe Conservation Area Character Appraisal; South Tyneside Council, 2006, Westoe Conservation Area Management Plan, Draft SPD 10; A. Flagg, date unknown, 'Westoe Village', unpublished text held by South Shields Local Studies Library; G. Hodgson, 1924, History of South Shields; N. Pevsner, 1953, The Buildings of England: County Durham