Tyne  England


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.

Tyne through time

Tyne 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 Tyne itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 27th May 2024

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