Tyne and Wear HER(6879): Westerhope, Red Cow Farm - Details
Westerhope, Red Cow Farm
Agriculture and Subsistence
Shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. After leasing land in 1890 to create the Nuns Moor Allotment Gardens, the Northern Allotment Society, whose aim was "To further the growth of fruit and flowers and the cultivation of smallholdings with objects borth educational and practical", purchased part of the Red Cow Farm from the Montagu (Lord Rokeby) family of East Denton Hall. Their purpose was to divide the land into lots, for smallholdings and dwellings. In 1895/6 the Red Cow Estate was renamed Westerhope by the original freeholders to signify the fact that they had come west with hope to create a new community away from crowded Newcastle. Until the 1950s the village remained isolated from the city in the middle of agricultural land.
<< HER 6879 >> Ordnance Survey first edition map, 1850; J.T. Allison and A.D. Walton, 1989, Bygone Westerhope; I. Thompson, 1767, A plan of the Lordship of Newburn belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland (Woodhorn Sant/Beq/9/1/1/24)