Wallsend  Northumberland


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

WALLSEND, a township and a parish in Tynemouth district, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Tyne and on the Newcastle and Tynemonth railway, at the E end of the Roman wall, 3½ miles ENE of Newcastle; took its name from its position at the end of the wall; contained the Roman Segedunum, where Roman pottery, inscriptions, coins, an altar to Jupiter, and other Roman relics have been found; became noted, in last century, for coal-workings of prime quality, which yielded an average profit of £20,000 annually for twenty years, but became unprofitable and were abandoned in 1853; contains a village of its own name; and has a post-office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a r. ...

station, a church of 1809, U. Presbyterian and Methodist chapels, a free school, two blast furnaces, forge-works, lead and copper smelting-works, and two chemical manufactories. Pop. in 1851, 2,161; in 1861, 2,371. Houses, 501. The parish includes two other townships; forms a sub-district; and comprises 2,579 acres of land and 208 of water. Real property, £17,335; of which £600 are in ironworks. Pop. in 1851, 5,721; in 1861, 6,715. Houses, 1,079. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of D. The p. curacies of Willington and Howdon-Pans are separate benefices. The painter Martin was a native.

Wallsend through time

Wallsend 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 Wallsend itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wallsend, in North Tyneside and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th September 2021

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