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Gosforth, Northumberland

Historical Description

Gosforth, a parish in Northumberland, about 3 miles N of Newcastle-on-Tyne, of which it is now an important suburb. It has a station on the Blyth and Tyne branch of the N.E.R., and is connected with Newcastle by tramway.. The parish includes the townships of South Gosforth (47 & acres, population 1067), East Brunton (956 acres, population 133), West Brunton (1143 acres, population 78), Coxlodge (828 acres, population 5607), and Kenton (1454 acres, population 607). It has a head post office. The living of Gosforth is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle, the Bishop being patron; value, £371. There are Wesleyan Methodist and Presbyterian chapels, and a meeting-house of the Plymouth Brethren.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishGosforth St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictNewcastle upon Tyne
CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE3
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne