Tyne and Wear HER(6359): South Benwell Farm - Details
South Benwell Farm
Agriculture and Subsistence
Shown on Ordnance Survey first edition map. Farm either incorporates or replaces the former colliery stables (HER 16446). The farm dates to the 1850s. The Post Office Directory of 1858 names Robert Gibson as a farmer at Low Benwell; Ward's 1890 Directory names Joseph Robinson as a farmer at South Benwell and Ward's 1898 Directory names James Armstrong as manager of South Benwell Farm. The farm was demolished in the late 19th century and was covered by terraced housing until the 1980s.
1st edition Ordnance Survey map; Archaeological Services Durham University, 2014, Land at Buddle Road, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne - Archaeological Assessment