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Greenside, Kyo Hall Farm (East Kyo)



Agriculture and Subsistence



Post Medieval


Extant Building

Shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map as "Kyo". It was later called Old Kyo Farm once New Kyo (now West Kyo) was built. Now called "Kyo Hall". Alternatively called East Kyo. Gateshead Council's Local List entry says that in the 19th century it was the home of the Young family, noted Methodists, whose son Robert became a well-known preacher and after whom the Memorial chapel in Crawcrook is named. However John Todd, whose family lived in the farm from 1820 until 1891, disputes this. The Todd family arrived at Kyo in 1820. The 1841 census lists Thomas Todd there. Thomas died in 1871. His wife had died in 1867. The last last Todd at Kyo was William Todd. In 1891 the Lanchester family lived there. They were still there in 1901. In 1911 William Charlton is listed there. John Todd says Kyo Hall was built in 1665 by Isaac Silvertop. The date 1667 used to be visible above the door but it has worn away. MORE RESEARCH NEEDED TO UNTANGLE ALL THE HOUSES AT KYO. The main farmhouse is of 2 storeys in stuccoed stone with stone surrounds to windows. The roof is of slate with moulded stone corniced chimneys and water tables with moulded kneelers to the gables. It has 5 bays, although unfortunately all the windows have been replaced with PVCu. To the ground floor there are full height patio doors, a porch with balcony over the central door, and a window to the other side. To the first floor the central window has been replaced with a door to the balcony. There are a range of agricultural buildings on the site. Despite alterations, it retains meaningful character, and is significant both historically and as a rare agricultural survival in the borough. MATERIALS Stucco, stone DATES Part probably 18th century, part 19th century. LOCAL LIST




1st edition Ordnance Survey map; Gateshead Council Local List X20/LL/160; pers comm Mr John Todd, 22 January 2015

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