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Scotswood, Northumberland

Historical Description

Scotswood, a village in Benwell township, Northumberland, on the river Tyne, near the Roman Wall, 3 miles W of Newcastle. It has a station on the N.E.R., a handsome suspension bridge, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) There are firebrick works and a shipbuilding yard. There are also Wesleyan, Methodist New Connexion, and Roman Catholic 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 
Poor Law unionNewcastle 

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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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DistrictNewcastle upon Tyne
CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE15
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne