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4865


Gateshead


Gateshead, well in Rectory grounds


Gateshead


NZ26SE


Water Supply and Drainage


Water Storage Site


Well


Medieval?



Documentary Evidence


The traditional explanation of the street name 'Oakwellgate' is that given by the antiquarian author, Brand, who wrote: "there had been anciently a well, with an oak hanging over it" (Brand 1789, 482). A stone-lined well 5 feet 9 inches in diameter and 20 feet deep was found to the south-east of the old rectory in 1921. From the brief description the well cannot be dated, but was probably a domestic supply for the rectory.


25567


63684


NZ2556763684



<< HER 4865 >> Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 1998, Gateshead Regional Music Centre, Archaeological Desk Top Assessment J. Brand, 1789, The History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Newcastle. p 482 Tyne and Wear Archive Service, T311, (1852-1974)

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