Earsdon  Northumberland


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

EARSDON, a township, a parish, and a sub-district in Tynemouth district, Northumberland. The township lies on the coast, and on the North Shields and Blyth railway, 4 miles NNW of North Shields; and has a post office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres, 1, 769; of which 978 are water. Pop., 577. Houses, 152. ...

The parish contains also the townships of Seghill, Burradon, Backworth, Holywell, Hartley, Seaton-Delaval, and South Blyth, and the lordship of Newsham; and it has railway stations for Hartley, Seaton-Delaval, Seghill, Newsham, and Blyth. Acres, 11, 646. Real property, £71, 375; of which £47, 900 are in mines, £150 in quarries, £40 in fisheries, and £399 in gas-works. Pop., 12, 444. Houses, 2, 475. Two fearful colliery accidents occurred in this parish; the one in Burradon, in the beginning of 1860, with a loss of nearly 80 lives; the other in Hartley, in the beginning of 1862, with a loss of upwards of 200. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £119.* Patrons, the Proprietors of Land. The ancient church belonged, from the 11th century, to Tynemouth priory; and a new church, an elegant structure on an eminence, with a conspicuous and imposing tower, was built in 1837. The p. curacies of Seghill and Seaton-Delaval, and the donative of Blyth, are separate benefices. There are several dissenting chapels.—The sub-district is less than the parish by South Blyth and Newsham. Acres, 10, 466. Pop., 9, 543. Houses, 1, 960.

Earsdon through time

Earsdon 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 Earsdon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 28th January 2022

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