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Killingworth, 1848


KILLINGWORTH, a township, in the parish of Long Benton, union of Tynemouth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 5½ miles (N.E. by N.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; comprising 1,656a. 2½p., and containing 1,787 inhabitants. It is situated on a commanding eminence, in the midst of a fertile and pleasing tract of country. An extensive colliery belonging to Lord Ravensworth and partners is in full operation, employing about 600 men and boys: the coal-field is much dislocated, and varies considerably as to thickness. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £280, payable to Balliol College, Oxford, and the vicarial for £19. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, and Wesleyans; also a school in which divine service is performed on Sunday afternoon.

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.

Killingworth Longbenton Parish, 1848 Killingworth Colliery, West Moor Pit (1802-1882)
Longbenton Parish, 1848
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Longbenton Parish, 1848
- BENTON, LONG (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Tynemouth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 3½ miles (N.E. by N.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 8,711 inhabitants, ...
Killingworth Colliery, West Moor Pit (1802-1882)
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Killingworth Colliery, West Moor Pit (1802-1882)
- "...Sinking commenced in 1802 and the High Main seam was reached in 1805. The miners lived nearby in Long Row, Short Row, Lane Row, Cross Row, Crank Row, High Row, ...

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