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Willington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Willington, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Wallsend parish, Northumberland, on the river Tyne, and on the Newcastle and Tynemouth railway, near Howdon railway station, and 3 miles WSW of North Shields. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Willington Quay (R.S.O.) The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1859. Population, 2073. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £237 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church, erected in 1867, is in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and western bell-turret. There are Presbyterian, Reformed Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishWallsend 
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 districtNE28
Post TownWallsend