Tyne and Wear HER(7863): Gateshead, Oakwellgate, Bush Inn - Details
Gateshead, Oakwellgate, Bush Inn
Tradition says that King Charles I stayed at the "Bush Inn" in Oakwellgate when passing through the town. In 1836 part of the inn was used as Gateshead's first town hall. The whole property later became tenements.
D. Lumley, 1932, The Story of Gateshead Town - From the earliest age to the mid Victorian, p 53