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Monkseaton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Monkseaton, a township in Tynemouth parish, Northumberland, 2¼ miles NNW of North Shields, with a station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Whitley. Acreage, 1110; population, 564. The manor belongs to the Duke of Northumberland. The stump of an ancient cross called the Monk's stone is here, and a gallows of the prior of Tynemouth formerly stood near it. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a large brewery.

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 parishTynemouth 
Poor Law unionTynemouth 

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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DistrictNorth Tyneside
CountyNorth Tyneside
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE25
Post TownWhitley Bay