Tyne and Wear HER(3628): Gateshead, Gateshead to Hexham Road

  • Description

    "In 1663 an Act of Parliament was passed to permit parishes responsible for roads that passed through them to collect money from travellers to be spent on the upkeep of the roads. The roads were called Turnpikes owing to the fact that a pole or pike, resting on a central post was put across the road and swung round when the toll was paid to allow the traffic through. The Gateshead - Hexham Turnpike, constructed in 1776/7, came from Gateshead via the bridge at Swalwell, to the brickworks at Blaydon Burn, from where it ran up Summerhill Bank to Path Head and then onto Ryton...."
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/3628
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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