In Northern England:
- 21st August 1844: opening of St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle
- 28th August 1844; foundation stone of the Penshaw Monument laid by Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland
- 28th September 1844: 95 men and boys killed on a mining disaster at Haswell Colliery.
- 1844: Sinking of Roddymoor Colliery, near Crook in County Durham