Longbenton  Northumberland


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

BENTON (Long), a township, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Tynemouth, Northumlberland. The township lies on the Northeastern railway, and on the Blyth and Tyne railway, near the Roman wall, 3 miles NNE of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and has stations on the railways, and a post office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne. ...

The village consists of one long street, and stands on rock, dry, healthy, and pleasant. Pop., 2,222. Houses, 472. The parish includes also the townships of Walker, Killingworth, and Weetslade: and lies partly on the Tyne. Acres, 9,040; of which 110 are water. Real property, £39,372; of which £12,541 are in mines, £500 in quarries, and £2,000 in iron-works. Pop. in 1841, 8,711; in 1861, 13,304. Houses, 2,415. The property is not much divided. The manor belonged formerly to the De Merlays; and passed partly to the Brandlings. The inhabitants are employed mainly in extensive collieries, quarries, foundries, copperas-works, and gunpowder-works, The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £353. Patron, Balliol College, Oxford. The church is very good. The vicarage of Walker and the p. curacy of Killingworth are separate benefices. There are several dissenting chapels, and a national school.-The subdistrict is conterminate with the parish.

Longbenton through time

Longbenton 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 Longbenton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 02nd December 2021

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