Bishopwearmouth


 

Bishopwearmouth is an area in Sunderland, North East England.

Bishopwearmouth was one of the original three settlements on the banks of the river Wear that merged to form modern Sunderland.

The settlement was formed in 930 when Athelstan of England granted the lands to the Bishop of Durham. The settlement on the opposite side of the river, Monkwearmouth, had been founded 250 years earlier.

The lands on the south-side of the river became known as Bishopwearmouth, a parish that covered around twenty square miles, encompassing settlements such as Ryhope and Silksworth — now part of the modern Sunderland urban area.

Within the parish was another settlement, Sunderland, which was a small fishing port at the mouth of the river. Over the centuries, the port grew in both importance and size, and in 1719 was made into a parish independent from Bishopwearmouth.

Bishopwearmouth Christ Church was declared redundant on 11 February 1998, and later sold to become a Sikh temple and community centre. The church of Bishopwearmouth, St. Michael's, became Sunderland Minster in 1998.

Notable residents

Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, a military leader during the Indian Mutiny, was born in Bishopwearmouth on 5 April 1795, as was Joseph Swan, famous for the invention of the incandescent light bulb, on 31 October 1828.

Rev William Scott Moncreiff FRSE was vicar of Christ's Church in the 19th century.

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Old Bishopwearmouth

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The History of the Town and Port of Sunderland, and the Parishes of Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth. James Burnett, 1830
- Book from 1830 digitised by Google - free eBook.

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Dickie Chilton's House c 1860

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In The Stocks

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Bishopwearmouth Conservation Area - Character Appraisal and Management Strategy
- Sunderland City Council, 2007 Includes a detailed history of Bishopwearmouth

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Tyne and Wear HER(11946): Bishopwearmouth Conservation Area
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Tyne and Wear HER(163): Bishopwearmouth village
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Bishopwearmouth Choral Society
- Founded 1949

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Sunderland

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Havelock

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Quaker Burial Ground, Bishopwearmouth Cemetery.

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River Echoes

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Corten Steel Bridge......Barnes Park

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Image taken from page 81 of 'The history and antiquities of Sunderland and Bishopwearmouth, etc. (Memoir of Major General Sir Henry Havelock.) Vol. 1'

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Bishopwearmouth Panns

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Sunderland Minster
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