Tyne and Wear HER(6617): Newcastle, Newgate Street, Earls Inn - Details
Newcastle, Newgate Street, Earls Inn
Opposite to St Bartholomew's on the west side of Newgate Street, there was an ancient building with a large gate - a piece of stately workmanship. This was, according to Robert Shaftoe, recorder of the town, the House of the Earls of Northumberland, and was called the Earls Inn. Grey says it was called the Scotch Inn, because it was there that the Kings Nobility and Lards of Scotland lodged in the time of truce or league with England [there is a confusion here between the inn in Newgate Street and an innin Middle Street (HER 6596) called Scot's Inn].
H. Bourne, 1736, The History of Newcastle upon Tyne, p 51; Gray, 1649, Chorographia.