Tyne and Wear HER(1347): Kenton, quarry - Details
In 1378-85 there was a suit between William of West Heddon and Maud his wife, of Kenton, and Robert Conyers and Joan his wife, of West Brunton, over the quarry in Kenton. Robert etc. had taken the tools from the workers of William's tenant so that the tenant was afraid to work the quarry. The Northumberland County History equates this with the very large quarry on the south side of the road at the east end of the village, only closed in the mid 20th century.
<< HER 1347 >> M.H. Dodds, 1930, Kenton Township, Northumberland County History, XIII, 359