Place:


Kenton  Northumberland

 

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

KENTON, a township in Gosforth parish, Northumberland; on the Northeastern railway, 3 miles NNE of Newcastle-on-Tyne. It contains the hamlets of BankTop and Blacklaw; and has a post office under Newcastle, and an endowed national school. Acres, 1, 436. Pop., 658. Houses, 157. Coal and building stone were formerly worked.

Kenton through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kenton, in Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/9403

Date accessed: 16th July 2019


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