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Eighton Banks, Scot's Well (Hermit's Well)

Eighton Banks


Water Supply and Drainage

Water Storage Site


Early Modern



Stone-built spring head with pitched roof and substantial stone walls attached. Trough into which water ran must be buried. Eighton medieval chapel and hermitage (HER 658 and 9) were situated near to the stream descending from a spring called Scotteswell. In 1387 the land was granted to Robert Lamb, hermit, for the building of the chapel and cell in honour of the Holy Trinity. The chapel and hermitage lay towards the northern end of Eighton vill (HER 661). The spring was obviously in use in the medieval period but the existing stone structure is post medieval in date. The culvert through which the stream would have originally ran probably runs under Rockcliffe Way and into the former quarry site beyond. Water was said to have still flown through the well until the quarry was filled in. LOCAL LIST




<< HER 5137 >> R. Surtees, 1820, History of ... Durham, II, 215-6 1902, A Short History of Wrekenton and Eighton Banks, p 4 Pers. Comm. D. Reynolds, 2002, Parish Councillor for Lamesley; Gateshead Council Local List X20/LL/205

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