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Elswick village





Shrunken Village



Documentary Evidence

Perhaps given to Tynemouth Priory as early as 1120; named in the confirmation charter of 1189. It had 16 tenants in 1294; by the reign of Henry VIII there were 7 free tenants and 10 copyholders, and the numbers were much the same in 1608. By 1747 all properties belonged to John Hodgson, and it was his grandson John who built Elswick Hall in the early 19th century, demolished in the 1970s. A map of 1780 shows 2 rows of houses on either side of a S continuation of Mill Lane, a road which once ran down the west side of Elswick Park.




<< HER 1363 >> Plan Newcastle Library Local Studies, Seymour Bell - C188 Elswick 9.1+ Northumberland Records Office MBE - 1780 Elswick Estate and Colliery V.1 Northumberland Records Office 740 - 1800 Alterations intended at Elswick P25 Northumberland Records Office 740 - 1839 - P22 W.S. Gibson, 1846, The History of the Monastery at Tynemouth I and II, passim Tithe Awards, 1852, Elswick, Northumberland Records Office, DT 165 M Ordnance Survey maps - 19th century - 1st ed. 1:2500, XCVII.6 M.H. Dodds, 1930, Elswick Township,Northumberland County History, XIII, 235-56 Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, T. Wake and M.H. Dodds, 1936 A Plan of Elswick and Quarry House, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1743 4, VII (for 1935-36), 123-32 S. Wrathmell, Unpublished PhD thesis, II, 376-77; L. Wilkes and G. Dodds, 1964, Tyneside Classical - The Newcastle of Grainger, Dobson and Clayton; no date, Plan of part of Elswick Estate, Newcastle Libraries, C2 672687 00 BF / L912.2 N537E,

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