Tyne and Wear HER(708): Gateshead Fell, Chill Well - Details
Gateshead Fell, Chill Well
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Storage Site
Binnall & Dodds (1947) quote, amongst others, a reference in the Northumberland Assize Rolls (1279), as evidence for The Chill Well on Gateshead Fell, "where the king's justices in eyre met the lords of the franchises of Durham, Hexhamshire, Tyndale and Redesdale, who claimed freedom from his jurisdiction. The well was used as a convenient landmark, but does not seem to have been considered holy.
<< HER 708 >> Rev. P.B.G. Binnall & M.H. Dodds, 1947, Holy Wells in Northumberland and Durham,Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 4, X (for 1942-46), p. 82