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Kenton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Kenton, a township in Gosforth parish, Northumberland, 8 miles NNE of Newcastle-on-Tyne station on the N.E.R. and North British railway. It contains the hamlets of Bank Top and Blake Law, and has a post and money order office under Newcastle; telegraph office, Gosforth. Acreage, 1454; population, 607. Very good freestone is quarried. There are a school mission chapel, a Methodist chapel, and a meeting-house for 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 
Civil parishGosforth 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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