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Monkton, Durham

Historical Description

Monkton, a village forming part of Hedworth, Monkton, and Jarrow township, Jarrow parish, Durham, 1 mile SW of Jarrow station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Jarrow-on-Tyne. It disputes with Bede's Hill and with Sunderland the claim of being the birthplace of the Venerable Bede, and has a spring, called Bede's Well, which was long a superstitious resort for the benefit of diseased or infirm children. There are a chapel of ease, erected in 1881 as a memorial to the Venerable Bede, and a United Methodist chapel. See HEDWORTH.

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 
Civil parishJarrow 
Poor Law unionSouth Shields 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Monkton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Tyneside
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE32
Post TownJarrow