Elswick  Northumberland


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

ELSWICK, a township in Newcastle-St. John parish, and three chapelries partly also in N. - St. Nicholas parish, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Tyne, and on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, 1 mile W of Newcastle. Post town, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres, 783; of which 63 are water. ...

Pop. in 1851, 3, 539; in 1861, 14, 345. Houses, 2, 227. The manor belonged to Tynemouth priory; and passed to successively the Jennisons and the Hodgsons. Elswick Hall is a chief residence. Coal and stone are plentiful; and the former was worked as early as the 14th century. Extensive lead-works, the extensive ordnance and engineering works of Sir William Armstrong, and various other manufactories, employ most of the inhabitants. The great increase of population between 1851 and 1861 arose from the operations of Sir William Armstrong's works, and from facilities for building. The Newcastle work-house is here.-The chapelries are St. Paul, St. Stephen, and St. Philip; and the first was constituted in 1846, the other two in 1868. Pop. of the whole, 22, 275. St. Paul's is a vicarage, the others p. curacies, in the diocese of Durham. Value of St. Paul, £300;* of St. Stephen, £300; of St. Philip, £200. Patrons of St. Paul, Trustees; of St. Stephen, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. St. Paul's church was built in 1860, at a cost of £4, 500.

Elswick through time

Elswick 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 Elswick itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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