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Wellington Inn (Broomhaugh and Riding)

Wellington Inn.
Wellington Inn.

This building was originally the Riding House, built in the mid-17th century by Thomas Errington, postmaster of Newcastle. It still retains its original doorway which is dated 1660. The initials 'TB' which are also inscribed are those of Errington's successor Thomas Browell. In 1673 this was the scene of alleged witches' gatherings. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N10070
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R W Emsley

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Broomhaugh and Riding

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