Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about South Shields. You may be able to find further references to South Shields in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
SHIELDS (South) a town, a township, five chapelries, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
South Shields parliamentary and municipal borough Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to South Shields within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
George Head Newcastle upon Tyne 4
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 1
George Head Selby and Goole 1
George Head Durham Coast 1
George Head Whitehaven 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Westoe 0 2
Harton 0 2
Tyne Dock 0 1
Low Town 0 2
Marsden 0 3
Percy Main 0 2
North Shields 1 3
Cleadon 0 2
Jarrow 2 2
Chirton 0 2
Whitburn 0 2
Boldon 0 2
Howdon 0 2
Tynemouth 8 2
Hedworth 0 2
East Boldon 0 1
Preston 0 2
Willington Quay 0 3
Jarrow Grange 0 1
Monkton 0 2