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Westgate, Northumberland

Historical Description

Westgate, a township in Newcastle St John parish, Northumberland, on the river Tyne, within Newcastle borough, and forming the NW suburb of Newcastle town. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, of the name of Westgate Hill, under Newcastle. Acreage, 237; population, 30,264. There are a church, several dissenting chapels, and a cemetery. See NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.

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 

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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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