In Northern England:
- 22nd January 1901: death of Queen Victoria, at age 81. Her son became King Edward VII
- 16th July 1901: Barrow Association Football Club founded
- 13th August 1901: opening of the 2nd Redheugh Bridge spanning the Tyne.
- 1901: founding of Reyrolle & Co. Ltd in Hebburn - a world leader in switchgear engineering