Tyne and Wear HER(1362): Benwell, mill - Details
Water Power Production Site
The 1578/9 survey of the manor of Benwell mentions a watermill, worth 20s. This is repeated in the 1608 survey of crown property when it is specifically described as a water corn mill. On a 1637 map a mill is shown near the foot of the "Lysdon Burne" running south into the Tyne. On the first edition Ordnance Survey plan it is either the East Denton Burn or Dean.
<< HER 1362 >> M.H. Dodds, 1930, Benwell Township, Northumberland County History, XIII, 228 and map between 230-1