Tyne and Wear HER(1364): Elswick, quarry - Details
Among the 14th century leases by Tynemouth Priory is one of the quarry: "The quarry of Elstewyk next the manor is demised to Robert de Neuton to hold from Christmas (1337) till the same feast in the next year, paying therefor 30s ... or 3 little milll stones for the mill and 5s as it shall best please the lord and his servants to receive. And he shall have in the aforesaid quarry only 4 workmen, and he shall give for a way from the quarry to the water of Tyne 40d". The first edition Ordnance Survey plan shows several quarries on the north side of Elswick Road, and one just west of the supposed site of the manor.
<< HER 1364 >> M.H. Dodds, 1930, Elswick Township,Northumberland County History, XIII, 239-40