Tyne and Wear HER(16501): Gibside Estate, livestock pen - Details
Gibside Estate, livestock pen
Agriculture and Subsistence
Timber construction livestock pen. The horizontal timbers are reused roof joists and have mortices to take uprights, some joints having chisel-cut carpentry marks for assembly. The timber is machine-cut, and probably of late 19th - early 20th century date. They may have derived from demolition of the Lodge, or the cow byre. Fragments of glazed white earthenware pottery and brick and tile chips in the soil here presumably derive from Watergate Lodge. Proposed for demolition in 2011.
Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2011, New car parking Warren Haugh and West Wood, Gibside - Archaeological Assessment