Tyne and Wear HER(623): Stella manor - Details
Land Use Site
In the mid 12th century Bishop William of St. Barbara granted "Stellinglei", with all appurts of woodland, meadows, fisheries, mills etc. to the Nunnery of St. Bartholomew in Newcastle, which held the manor for 13s 4d p.a. until the Dissolution. There is no clue as to how the nunnery used this property, or what buildings they may have had here. After the Dissolution it passed through a number of Catholic families, and belonged to Joseph Cowen in the late 19th century.
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