Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Gateshead. You may be able to find further references to Gateshead in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
GATESHEAD a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Gateshead.

Place Type of entry Source
BENSHAM a chapelry Imperial
Gateshead Fell ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
GATESHEAD-FELL a chapelry Imperial
Low Team ecclesiastical district and village Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Gateshead within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 5
William Camden Northumberland 2
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 2
Charles Wesley Sept. 2 - Dec. 31, 1746: The Midlands and the North-East 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Gateshead Fell 0 2
Windy Nook 0 2
Low Team 0 1
Westgate 0 2
Dunston 0 4
Byker 0 2
Fenham 0 2
Heworth 0 2
High Elswick 0 1
Shieldfield 0 1
Felling 0 2
Eighton Banks 0 2
Elswick 0 2
Lamesley 0 2
Newcastle upon Tyne 153 5
Ravensworth 0 2
Benwell 0 2
Kibblesworth 0 2
Walker 0 2
Jesmond 0 2