Holywell

HOLYWELL, a township, in the parish of Earsdon, union of Tynemouth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from North Shields; containing 1164 inhabitants. It derives its name from St. Mary's Well; and was anciently held of the Balliols by the family of Delaval, who had property here in 1435. The village is on the road between Earsdon and Whitridge. The well was destroyed in 1822, by the opening of a quarry.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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