Tyne and Wear HER(12821): Silksworth, Chapel Garth Well - Details
Silksworth, Chapel Garth Well
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Storage Site
Well shown on Ordnance Survey first edition. Now a supermarket car park. A Russian cross was found in the well, believed to have belonged to Lady Beckwith of Silksworth House. She was a Catholic convert. The well could be medieval in date as the Chapel of St. Leonard was located here (HER 221).
Sunderland City Council, November 2009, Silksworth Hall Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy, Consultation Draft, page 26