Tyne and Wear HER(958): Boldon windmill - Details
Wind Power Site
In 1381 the tenants of Boldon paid $17 13s 4d rent for one windmill and one watermill: it is not clear which of these might have been the mill mentioned in Boldon Book (a survey of land belonging to the Bishop of Durham, Hugh du Puiset). There is no medieval evidence for the location of this windmill, which may or may not have been upon the site of the surviving 18th century windmill east of West Boldon.
<< HER 958 >> W. Greenwell, 1852, Boldon Book, Surtees Society, 25, p. 45 W. Greenwell, 1856, Bishop Hatfield's Survey, Surtees Society, 32, p. 100 Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1915, Miscellanea, ref. to watermill near Boldon, 3, VI (for 1913-14), p. 212