In Northern England:
- 16th April 1831; opening of the Scotswood Bridge (Chain Bridge) between Newcastle and Blaydon (replaced 1967)
- June 1831: the first ship was freighted with coal at the new port at Middlesbrough.
- 10th November 1831: death of Jack Crawford 'hero of Camperdown'; second victim of the cholera epidemic in Sunderland.
- 1831: Old Eldon Square built in Newcastle.