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Wrekenton, 1848


WRECKINGTON, a hamlet, in the parish of Gateshead-Fell, union of Gateshead, N. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 3½ miles (S.) from Gateshead. This place takes its name from its situation near the Roman road called WreckenDyke, which here crosses the old turnpike-road from Newcastle to Durham. Wreckington Hall is a handsome mansion of stone. The village forms the southern extremity of the borough of Gateshead, and is chiefly inhabited by persons engaged in the adjoining collieries, one of which, formerly called the King's pit of Sheriff Hill, but now the Stormount Main colliery, has been sunk to a greater depth, and is wrought as a separate work. An extensive flour-mill has been erected, which is driven by steam. Statute-fairs for hiring servants, established in 1832, are held in April and November.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Wrekenton Gateshead Fell Parish, 1848
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A topographical dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, 7th Ed., 1848
- A topographical dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with historical and statistical ...

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