Tyne and Wear HER(6548): Newcastle, Rosemary Lane, common gutter - Details
Newcastle, Rosemary Lane, common gutter
Water Supply and Drainage
The Common Gutter formed a boundary between houses fronting onto Westgate and houses fronting onto Iron Market south of Denton Chare. Was it the Esley Burn? Bourne and Welford mentions a waste in St John's Chare or Rosemary Lane, which belonged to the nuns of St Bartholomew (HER 1431-2), which was bordered on the west by the Common Gutter and on the north by the chantery lands.
H. Bourne, 1736, The History of Newcastle upon Tyne, p 52; Welford, History of Newcastle and Gateshead, II, pp 493-5