Tyne and Wear HER(794): West Backworth, slate quarries - Details
West Backworth, slate quarries
In 1320 Henry Faukes of West Backworth granted to Tynemouth Priory a right of way for their carts to carry roofing slates from their quarries at West Backworth at all times of year.
<< HER 794 >> W.S. Gibson, 1847, The History of the Monastery at Tynemouth, II, cxii-cxiii