Tyne and Wear HER(16502): Gibside Estate, byre and cesspool - Details
Gibside Estate, byre and cesspool
Agriculture and Subsistence
Site of a three-stall cow byre for which planning approval was given in October 1922. It appears on the 1939 Ordnance Survey plan as a single long building measuring c.15.5m x c.3m - more than twice as long as the approved building plan. The visible remains (in 2011) comprised at least two concrete floor slabs, the matrix of which includes small pieces of crushed brick/tile. The remains of a brick wall at the north-western end includes bricks stamped 'VGC' for Victoria Garesfield Colliery. To the west is a brick lined cesspool.
Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2011, New car parking Warren Haugh and West Wood, Gibside - Archaeological Assessment