In Northern England:
- 1797: Elswick Shot Tower built as part of the Elswick Lead Works; in use until 1951.
- 1797: demolition of the Medieval Close Gate on the Town Walls, to improve access to the Quayside area of Newcastle.
- 1797: building of Brantwood (house) by Coniston Water.
- 1797: birth of Richard Grainger who redeveloped the centre of Newcastle in the mid 19th century.