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794


N Tyneside


West Backworth, slate quarries


Backworth


NZ27SE


Industrial


Stone Quarry


Slate Quarry


Medieval


C14


Documentary Evidence


In 1320 Henry Faukes of West Backworth granted to Tynemouth Priory a right of way for their carts to carry roofing slates from their quarries at West Backworth at all times of year.






<< HER 794 >> W.S. Gibson, 1847, The History of the Monastery at Tynemouth, II, cxii-cxiii

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