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Low Town, Northumberland

Historical Description

Low Town, an ecclesiastical parish in Tynemouth civil parish, Northumberland, or St Peter's parish, North Shields. It was constituted a district for ecclesiastical purposes in 1860, and is the riverside parish of North Shields. Post town, North Shields. Population, 3504. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; gross value, £320 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church is a building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and a tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Low Town are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: