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Gateshead Fell, Durham

Historical Description

Gateshead Fell, a village and an ecclesiastical parish formed from the parish of Gateshead, Durham, on the N.E.R., adjacent to Gateshead. The village consists of Sheriff Hill or Gateshead High Fell and surrounding neighbourhood. It has a post and money order office, named High Fell, under Gateshead; telegraph office, Low Fell. Population of parish, 3102. Coal and stone are worked, the latter producing some of the best grindstones. The living of Sfc John is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net yearly value, £288 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church has a lofty tower with spire, and was built in 1825, and reconstructed and thoroughly restored in 1885. There are United Free Methodist and New Connexion Methodist chapels. There j is an hospital for infectious diseases, erected in 1879 by the Gateshead urban authorities.

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 
Poor Law unionGateshead 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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