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Benwell Quarry, 1900

Name: Benwell Quarry

Region: Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Date of Origin: 16th Century

Site Type: Industrial Quarry

Condition: Now built over with housing to the north and St Catherine's Care Home to the south 

Status: Not in existence since housing built in early 20th century.

Last Updated: 19/05/2020

Address: West Road, at junction of Westacre Gardens

"A survey of Benwell in 1578/9 includes "a stone quarry in the tenure of Toddericke and others 20s". In 1608 it is described as, “A certain quarry of stones or slates, the ancient rent whereof was 20s …, but now the jury present that certain slaters of Newcastle work the same, but what rent they pay or how they hold the jury cannot tell". A possible site is that of the only quarry in Benwell shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey plan on both sides of the West Road west of Fox and Hounds Lane." Twsitelines


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