Tyne and Wear HER(4097): Elswick, Elswick Mill (Sinton's Mill) - Details
Title of image: Sinton's Mill, Westgate Road/Mill Lane Elswick
Date: circa 1855
Description: A view of Sinton's Mill, Westgate Road/Mill Lane, Elswick taken in c.1855. The photograph shows the working corn mill with a house to the right. There is also a house to the left of the windmill.
Additional info: Print black and white
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Windmills Collection
Accession number: NCL 008726
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Elswick, Elswick Mill (Sinton's Mill)
Wind Power Site
Elswick Mill (Corn). This is not shown on the 2nd edition OS mapping, so was probably out of use by 1895. A corn mill stood on this site from at least 1638. A windmill is shown at this location on Horsley's plan of 1732. On Isaac Thompson's survey of 1743 the lane running south from Westgate Road on which the windmill is located is called Mill Lane. The mill was damaged in the great storm of 1839 and had been partly demolished by 1889. Known as Sinton's Mill.
<< HER 4097 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 97; Horsley, 1732; I. Thompson, 1743, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 4; F. Manders, Newcastle upon Tyne - A Selection of the Earliest Photographs