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Byker, Northumberland

Historical Description

Byker, a township and an ecclesiastical parish, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Tyne, near the line of the Roman wall, 1½ mile E of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acreage, 879; population, 32,332. See NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Poor Law unionNewcastle 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Byker from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


Online maps of Byker are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online:

DistrictNewcastle upon Tyne
CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE6
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne