Tyne and Wear HER(6439): Newcastle, Monkchester - Details
t has been suggested that a pre-Conquest church may have occupied the site of the medieval St Andrew's Church (HER 1486), because there is allegedly a pre-conquest child's tomb there. Medieval topographical details in the area around St. Andrews which are suggestive of a village layout - the site of the White Cross (HER 230) and mention of nine tofts and a horsepool in a charter of Henry II, have given rise to speculation that this was the area of the Saxon settlement of Monkchester. Firm evidence is however lacking.
R. F. Walker, 1976, The Origins of Newcastle upon Tyne, p 60; Newcastle Deeds, Surtees Society 137, No. 69 (dated 1166-73)