In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Percy Main like this:
PERCY, or Percy-Main, a village and a chapelry in Tynemouth parish, Northumberland. The village stands on the river Tyne, and on the Newcastle and Tynemouth railway, at the junction of the line to Blyth, 1½ mile W S W of North Shields; and has a station on the railway and a post-office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne, both of the name of Percy-Main. ...
The chapelry was constituted in 1860. Pop., 3, 953. Houses, 786. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in the docks and neighbouringworks. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £200.* Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church is recent.
Percy Main is now part of North Tyneside district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Tyneside has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Percy Main itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Percy Main, in North Tyneside and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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