Tyne and Wear HER(965): Farding Slade farm - Details
Farding Slade farm
Agriculture and Subsistence
Land Use Site
In 1647 Elizabeth, widow of Robert Chambers, held land listed under the heading "Whitburne cum Cleyton Copyholds". This land included "16 riggs of land in Cleadon in a certain place there called Farthing Slayde". The status of this place in the mid 17th century is unknown, and also, indeed, whether it might be medieval. It was clearly a farm in the 19th century, occupied by Robert Jefferson, farmer, in 1828, and shown as a courtyard type on the1st edition Ordnance Survey plan. On the modern map it appears as an outline only, i.e. deserted, and the site has been cleared.
<< HER 965 >> D.A. Kirby, 1972, Parliamentary Surveys of the Bishopric of Durham, Surtees Society, II, 185, p. 50 W. Parson & W. White, 182, Directory of Durham and Northumberland, II, pp. 199-200 Ordnance Survey maps, 1855, 1st ed. 6, Durham IV