Beamish  County Durham


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

BEAMISH, a township in Tanfield chapelry, Chester-le-Street parish, Durham; on the river Urpeth, near Stanhope railway, 6 miles SW of Gateshead. Acres, 4,120. Real property, £6,757; of which £2,900 are in coal mines. Pop., 2,074.

Additional information about this locality is available for Urpeth

Beamish through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beamish, in Chester le Street and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th October 2019

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