Willington Quay, Northumberland
Willington Quay, a village in Howdon ecclesiastical parish, Wallsend parish, Northumberland, on the banks of the river Tyne, with a station on a branch of the N.E.R., 4½ miles from Newcastle, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) It is governed by a district council. Robert Stephenson, son of George Stephenson the famous engineer, was born here in 1803. There are extensive iron foundries, shipbuilding yards, lead-smelting works, chemical and cement works. A mechanics' institute, built on the site of Stephenson's cottage, was opened in 1878. There are Roman Catholic, Congregational, Free Methodist, and United Presbyterian chapels, a bank, and a police station.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Willington Quay are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: