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708


Gateshead


Gateshead Fell, Chill Well


Gateshead


NZ26SE NZ25NE


Water Supply and Drainage


Water Storage Site


Well


Medieval


C13


Documentary Evidence


Binnall & Dodds (1947) quote, amongst others, a reference in the Northumberland Assize Rolls (1279), as evidence for The Chill Well on Gateshead Fell, "where the king's justices in eyre met the lords of the franchises of Durham, Hexhamshire, Tyndale and Redesdale, who claimed freedom from his jurisdiction. The well was used as a convenient landmark, but does not seem to have been considered holy.






<< HER 708 >> Rev. P.B.G. Binnall & M.H. Dodds, 1947, Holy Wells in Northumberland and Durham,Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 4, X (for 1942-46), p. 82

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