Tyne and Wear HER(1359): Benwell, quarry - Details
A survey of Benwell in 1578/9 includes "a stone quarry in the tenure of Toddericke and others 20s". In 1608 it is described as, “A certain quarry of stones or slates, the ancient rent whereof was 20s …, but now the jury present that certain slaters of Newcastle work the same, but what rent they pay or how they hold the jury cannot tell". A possible site is that of the only quarry in Benwell shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey plan on both sides of the West Road west of Fox and Hounds Lane.
<< HER 1359 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1858, 6 inch scale, sheet XCVII M.H. Dodds, 1930, Benwell Township, Northumberland County History, XIII, 228-29