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Blaydon, Durham

Historical Description

Blaydon, a manufacturing village in the parish of Winlaton, Durham, on the river Tyne, and on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, 4 miles W of Newcastle-on-Tyne. There is a suspension bridge over the Tyne. It has a large manufacture of articles in fire-clay, also glass-bottle, chemical, and engineering works, and good transit communication, by river and by railway, with neighbouring ironworks and collieries, and is a considerable, well-built place, with regular streets running N and S. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office called Blaydon-on-Tyne (R.S.O.), a railway station, two chief inns, a mechanics' institute, a handsome church, and three Methodist chapels. The urban sanitary district includes Winlaton, Chopwell, and Stella. Acreage, 9349; population, 13,371. Axwell Park, the fine seat of the Claverings, is in the vicinity.

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 CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishWinlaton 
Poor Law unionGateshead 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blaydon from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE21
Post TownBlaydon-On-Tyne