Tyne and Wear HER(16169): Longbenton, Benton Farm - Details
Longbenton, Benton Farm
Agriculture and Subsistence
Benton Farm has its origins in the 18th century. Fryer's survey of 1801-2 shows a U-shaped building. It was presumably a planned courtyard farm. On the tithe map of 1842 the farm is represented by two roughly rectangular buildings, no longer the open-ended courtyard of the 18th century. The first edition 6 inch OS map shows the layout of the farm with a gingang on its western side and buildings on either side of a courtyard. There was a pond to the north of the farm. The farm was ruinous by 1950. There had been some new building by 1955. By 1993 it had been demolished.
Archaeo-Environment Ltd, 2014, Heritage Statement for Benton Farm Cottages, Longbenton; Fryer, 1801-2, Survey of Longbenton, BCA E 23.8; Tithe Map 1842, NRO DT 302 M (held by Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn); First Edition Ordnance Survey 1858; Second Edition Ordnance Survey 1897; Third Edition Ordnance Survey 1916; Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 1940; Fifth Edition Ordnance Survey 1950; OS 1960 1:2500