Tyne and Wear HER(1369): Benwell, Civil War camp - Details
Benwell, Civil War camp
The Scottish army was camped at Benwell during all or part of the siege of Newcastle in the autumn of 1644. Two letters were dated from Benwell on 19 October 1644. Although the name Scotswood "is commonly explained by the fact that the Scots army had a camp there", the name in fact derives from the 14th century enclosure of the wood by Richard Scot. The site of the Scots camp is not known with any precision.
<< HER 1369 >> C.S. Terry, 1899, The Siege of Newcastle-upon-Tyne by the Scots in 1644, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XXI, 211, 226 M.H. Dodds, 1930, Benwell Township, Northumberland County History, XIII, 217-18