In North East England:
- 1852: Cullercoats Lifeboat Station became operational.
- 1852: Charles Palmer established a shipyard at Jarrow.
- 1852: William Waldon founded the Lion Brewery in Hartlepool.
- 27th August 1852: Charles Dickens performs at the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle.
- 17th Nov 1852: opening of the Alston to Haltwhistle branch of the Newcastle & Carslile Railway