In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tyne like this:
TYNE (The), a river of Northumberland and Durham; formed by the confluence of the North Tyne and the South Tyne, 1 mile WNW of Hexham; and running about 30 miles eastward, past Hexham, Corbridge, Bywell, Wylam, Blaydon, Newcastle, and Jarrow, to the sea at Tynemouth and South Shields. It divides Northumberland from Durham all downward from Wylam; it receives the Derwent, on its right bank, 3 miles W of Newcastle; and it forms practically one continuous harbour from Newcastle to the sea. See Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Tyne has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Newcastle upon Tyne. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Tyne and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tyne, in Newcastle upon Tyne and England | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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