Tyne and Wear HER(4984): Winlaton Mill, Clockburn Lonnen (Lane) - Details
Winlaton Mill, Clockburn Lonnen (Lane)
Clockburn Lonnen was an ancient drove road from Scotland to Durham. The road turned inland here to cross the River Derwent and then to cross the River Tyne at Newburn, the lowest safe fords. The course of the former drove road can be followed alongside the new village of Winlaton Mill and through Land's Wood to Winlaton. This route was used by Oliver Cromwell and his army in 1650, on their way to the Battle of Dunbar.
<< HER 4984 >> JD/JM, The Industrial History of the Derwent Walk Country Park -Historic Environment Record; W. Bourn, 1896, History of the Parish of Ryton, p 80