Tyne and Wear HER(1655): Blaydon Burn, Hobby's Dam - Details
Blaydon Burn, Hobby's Dam
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Power Production Site
On a plan of Blaydon Burn, dated 1775, the mill on the north side belonged to a person whose name was Hoply, later corrupted to Hobby. The dam is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map but is certainly older than that. The Ordnance Survey map of 1919 shows a considerable increase in size of the dam, but the surviving feature is substantially smaller than the proportions indicated on that map.
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