Tyne and Wear HER(1382): Byker, mill(s) - Details
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In the late 13th century there are two references to a mill in Byker, the first being part of a suit for the recovery of property, the second (perhaps a different mill) belonging to St. Bartholomew's Nunnery. In the first half of the 14th century Robert of Byker sold a mill in Byker to Nicholas Ellerker. There is no certainty as to the type of mill, or its situation, but it is worth noting that a windmill is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey plan on the high ground at the junction of Shields Road and Fossway.
<< HER 1382 >> M.H. Dodds, 1930, Shieldfield, Northumberland County History, XIII, 267, 272 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1858, 6 inch scale, XCVII