Tyne and Wear HER(676): Swalwell, four querns - Details
Swalwell, four querns
Tools and Equipment
The late 19th century antiquarian Bourn reported that, "in taking down some old houses at Swalwell, a few years since, four querns were discovered in the foundations...". There is no other information. It is considered possible that the word 'quern' has been misapplied and they were really creeing troughs (mortars).
<< HER 676 >> W. Bourn, 1896, History of the Parish of Ryton, 112 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 40 no. 14