Tyne and Wear HER(16601): Backworth, Castle Farm - Details
Backworth, Castle Farm
Agriculture and Subsistence
Land Use Site
Castle Farm labelled on Bell's plan of Backworth Township 1852 but buildings shown in the farms location on earlier maps of c.1800 (Ralph Grey estate plan) and possibly Sauthier's map of 1788 (unclear). Labelled as Castle Hills on the 1865 OS plan but back to Castle Farm by 1898. Extant 1951. One cottage is shown on modern mapping as Castle Farm Cottage. It is unknown whether this is part of the original farm buildings.
Archaeological Services Durham University, 2014, West Shiremoor (North), Shiremoor - archaeological assessment; Sauthier, 1778 Plan of the East Part of Northumberland; Bell, 1852 Plan of Backworth Township, Ralph Grey Estate Plan, c.1800