Dunston  County Durham


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

LOWSIDE, or LOWHAND, a township in Whickham parish, Durham; on the Northeastern railway, 3 miles WSW of Gateshead. It contains the village of Dunston, and the hamlets of High Team and Low Team. Real property, £5,101. Pop., 1,563. Houses, 262. Many of the inhabitants are employed in collieries, chemical works, saw-mills, and roperies, and in brick-making, wire-drawing, and the preparation of hemp. ...

There are chapels for Primitive Methodists and New Connexion Methodists, a national school, and a lunatic asylum. The national school is used as a chapel of ease. The lunatic asylum is called Dunston Lodge; and, at the census of 1861, had 200 inmates.

Dunston through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunston, in Gateshead and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th October 2019

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