1367 The West Wood
Henry Scot is listed as having been Mayor of Newcastle several times. By the 14th century, it had become fashionable to have large parks in which to hunt deer. In 1367, Richard, son of John Scot, obtained a licence to enclose an area of 200 acres known as the West Wood, to make a Deer Park. This park was bounded to the west by Denton Burn and to the South by the Tyne.
Several sources attribute this as being the origin of ‘Scotswood’.