Winlaton  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Winlaton like this:

WINLATON, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Gateshead district, Durham. The village stands 1¼ mile SSW of Blaydon r. station; originated in extensive ironworks, removed to it, in 1690, from Sunderland, by Sir A. Crawley; carries on a great manufacture of anchors, anvils, chains, spades, edge-tools, files, and kindred articles; and has a post-office under Blaydon-on-Tyne, a mechanics' institute, and a subscription library. ...

The township extends to the rivers Derwent and Tyne; and comprises 5,029 acres of land , and 82 of water. Real property, £18,226; of which £5,132 are in mines, £42 in quarries, £70 in fisheries, £210 in railways, and £30 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 5,627; in 1861, 6,809. Houses, 1,252. The increase of pop. arose from extension of collieries. The parish includes Chopwell township, was part of Ryton parish till 1832, and comprises 8,261 acres. Pop. in 1851, 6,085; in 1861, 7,372. Houses, 1,354. Winlaton manor is divided among four; and Chopwell manor belongs to the Marquis of Bute. Axwell Park forms a manor in itself, and is the seat of Sir W. Clavering, Bart. Works for refining lead are on the Tyne. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £265.* Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church was built in 1828. A chapel of ease is at Chopwell. There are four dissenting chapels and two national schools. The sub-district includes Ryton parish.

Winlaton through time

Winlaton is now part of Gateshead district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gateshead has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Winlaton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winlaton, in Gateshead and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th July 2018

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