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Denton, West, Northumberland

Historical Description

Denton, West, a township in Sugley parish, Northumberland, on the Roman wall, near the river Tyne, 3½ miles WNW of Newcastle-upon-Tyne station on the North Eastern and North British railways. There is a post office named Denton under Newcastle-on-Tyne; money order and telegraph office, Scotswood. Acreage, 329; population, 460. Denton Hall belonged to the Erringtons and the Rogerses, passed to the Hoyles, and was the residence of Mrs Montagu, visited by Garrick, Sir J. Reynolds, and Dr Johnson.

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 parishNewburn 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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