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Jesmond, Northumberland

Historical Description

Jesmond, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Newcastle St Andrew parish, Northumberland. The township lies in a fine vale, on the Newcastle and Tynemouth railway, 1½ mile NE of Newcastle, is a ward of Newcastle borough, and has a station on the N.E.R. Post town, money order, and telegraph office, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Acreage, 700; population, 8442; of the ecclesiastical parish, 7389. The manor belonged in the 14th century to the Hiltons, and passed to the Stottes and the Coulsons. An ancient chapel, called St Mary's, stood at Jesmond Grove, was a resort of pilgrims from all parts of the kingdom; was given by Edward VI. to the corporation of Newcastle, was sold by them to Sir John Brandling, and is still an object of interest. An ancient hospital also stood here. A stone coffin containing human remains was found in 1828 at Villa Real. Many good houses have been erected in the township, which forms a fashionable suburb of Newcastle. A high-level bridge across Jesmond Dene has been erected by Lord Armstrong at a cost of £30, 000, and presented to the borough. The ecclesiastical parish is more extensive than the township, and includes Brandling and Jesmond Vale, and was constituted in 1861. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £500 with residence. The ecclesiastical parish of St George's was formed out of Jesmond in 1888.

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-upon-Tyne 

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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 districtNE2
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne