Tyne and Wear HER(13377): Tunstall, Elstob House - Details
Tunstall, Elstob House
Agriculture and Subsistence
Shown on a Plan of the Township of Tunstall dated 1830. George Skipsey was the tenant who held Elstob House, a homestall and 136 acres. He paid £32.13.4d for his lease, which was valid for a term of three lifetimes. The farm is shown on the Tithe Map of 1838 and the Ordnance Survey Map of 1856 with a gin gang at the northern end. In 1856 the occupier was Robert Proud (Whelan). On the OS map of 1898 the farm had been replaced by two smaller buildings. The plot is now occupied by 4 houses.
Plan of the Township of Tunstall 1830; Tithe Map 1838; Ordnance Survey First Edition 1856; Whellan, W, 1856, History, Topography and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham