Tyne and Wear HER(762): East Chirton village - Details
East Chirton village
The township of Chirton lay west of Tynemouth and Preston, and came to include 3 villages, of which only the site of East Chirton seems reasonably certain. Between 1093 and 1116 two Chirtons were granted to Tynemouth Priory and, while later evidence shows these to be East and Middle Chirton, they were not explicitly described as such until 1292. In 1294 East Chirton had 10 tax-paying tenants, and 4 with minor holdings. During the Middle Ages pieces of land were acquired by the priory as demesne, and at the Dissolution there were 5 tenements here, described in 1606 as each having a house, barn and garth, with 45 acres of arable, etc. The street pattern survives, but all the buildings have been replaced. The village lay on the east-west Newcastle to Tynemouth road at its junction with Silkey's Lane and Chirton Lane (ex Billy Mill Lane).
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