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Whitley (Tynemouth), Northumberland

Historical Description

Whitley, a township in Cullercoates chapelry, Tynemonth parish, Northumberland, on the coast, with a station on the Blyth and Tyne railway, 2½ miles N of North Shields. It contains a neat village of its own name, a handsome seaside terrace, has excellent sands, and is a popular bathing-place; has also the reservoirs of the North Shields waterworks, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 534 of land and 139 of water and foreshore; population, 2444. The manor belonged to Tynemouth Priory. Coal, ironstone, and limestone are worked. There are Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels, a convalescent home, and the Northumberland Village Homes for girls opened in 1880, and added to in 1884 and 1888, a free library, and a church hall erected in 1895.

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 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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