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Walker, Northumberland

Historical Description

Walker, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Northumberland. The township stands on the river Tyne, near the Newcastle and Tynemouth railway, 3 miles E of Newcastle. It carries on iron-founding, shipbuilding, copperas and chemical manufactures, and the shipment of coals, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), two stations on the N.E.R., a church, Wesleyan, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, and Roman Catholic chapels, a meeting-room for Plymouth Brethren, a mechanics' institute, a public park, an infirmary, and an hospital for infectious diseases, built in 1887-88. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1846. Population, 11,341. The living is a vicarage ia the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; gross value, £290 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop.

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 parishLong Benton 
Poor Law unionTynemouth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Walker from the following:

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 districtNE6
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne