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Chirton, 1855

Extract from: History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland...Whellan, William, & Co, 1855.

CHIRTON is a township and village in Tynemouth parish. The township contains 1,730 acres, of which the rateable value is £13,189 9s. 2d., and the number of its inhabitants in 1801 was 1,152; in 1811, 3,116; in 1821, 4,351; in 1831, 4,973; in 1841, 4,360 and in 1851, in consequence of the cessation of work at some of the collieries, it had decreased 3,960 souls. The principal landowners are the Duke of Northumberland, Thomas Barker, Esq., Edward John Collingwood, Esq., H. de Cardonnel Lawson Esq., Ralph Robson, Esq., and John Robson Esq. Hopewell Colliery, worked by Mrs. Jane Hope and Son is the only one at present working in the township. What is called Shields consists of a· great part of this township. THE VILLAGE of Chirton is situated on the high road, one mile west of North Shields. WEST CHIRTON HOUSE, the seat of John Robson, Esq., is a neat brick edifice, surrounded with a fine plantation. BILLY MILL, and MOOR HOUSES, are two hamlets in this township, situated respectively two miles N.N.W., and one mile and three-quarters north-west of Shields.

Chirton Billy Mill Tynemouth Parish, 1855 Chirton, 1848
Billy Mill
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Billy Mill
- Billy Mill is an area of North Shields, historically the site of a windmill and later a well known roundabout. The windmill was documented in 1320 in a grant by …


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