Bensham


Bensham and Saltwell is a district within the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Bensham itself, was a small rural community, until the mid 19th century. It grew rapidly with the industrialisation of Tyneside. Bensham Railway Station opened in 1868 (closed in 1954). In 1890 the Gateshead Union Workhouse relocated to Bensham. The Church of St Chad was built in 1903.

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027977:St Cuthbert's Church Bensham unknown c.1900

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001127:Bensham Cottage Gateshead unknown 1875

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022865:Bensham Grove Nursery school 1930

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William Albert Parkinson, Bensham, killed

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21 - The Coachman Improves

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CW Stephenson, Bensham, lost in battle

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043899:Wesleyan Chapel Bensham Road Gateshead unknown c.1920

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Church of St Chad, Rawling Road, Bensham

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Green space in Bensham

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The United Reformed Church, Bensham

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Whitehall Road, Bensham

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Beatrice Cheesman - Fundraiser - Gateshead

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Saltwell
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Saltwell
- Saltwell is a district of central Gateshead, Tyne and Wear directly south of the town centre. The area had a population of 9,659 in 2011 and contains Saltwell park and ...
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Emily Davies (1830-1921)
- Overview About Emily Davies "Emily Davies (1830-1921) A pioneer both of women's education and the campaign for votes for women. Founder of Girton College, Cambridge. She was a daughter of ...

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