In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Hebburn like this:
Hebburn.-- town with ry. sta., Jarrow par., N. Durham, on river Tyne, 3 miles SW. of South Shields, pop. 11,802; P.O., T.O.; also P.O. at Hebburn Colliery and P.O. at Hebburn New Town; 1 Bank; chemical works and shipbuilding employ most of the inhabitants; in vicinity is the seat of Hebburn Hall.
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 Hebburn has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Tyneside. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hebburn and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hebburn, in South Tyneside and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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