Tyne and Wear HER(1341): Brunton bridge - Details
In 1293 there is reference to a bridge at Brunton. "The jury present that the bridge of Brunton is broken down and needs repair by Walter Dunn of Brunton who holds 5 acres and William of Brunton who holds 1 toft and 2 acres assigned of old to the repair of the bridge... The jury say that Walter is in wardship to William and that William is responsible for the repair of the bridge, and the sheriff is ordered to distrain his goods for that purpose half a mark". This bridge was presumably that still called Brunton Bridge which crosses the Ouse Burn, and carried the road from the Ponteland Road at Kenton Bank Foot to Dinnington.
<< HER 1341 >> M.H. Dodds, 1930, West Brunton Township, Northumberland County History, XIII, 370-1