Monkton, South Tyneside


Monkton is area in South Tyneside which is located to the south of Jarrow. The origins of Monkton date back to at least 1074 AD, when the Bishop of Durham granted land here to monks involved with the reconstruction of St Paul’s Monastery at Jarrow. It grew to become a mainly agricultural settlement, parts of which are still evident in 'Monkton Village'. Industrialisation brought change; waste products from the smelting of iron ore for Palmers Shipyard and Iron Company in Jarrow were dumped to the north to form a huge slag heap ('the Crusher'). Monkton Coke Works dominated the skyline until its closure in 1990. The slag heap was cleared and the land reclaimed to create Campbell Park / Bedeswell Park. Likewise the cokeworks were removed and decontaminated to form Monkton Community Woodland and a business park. The oldest parts of Monkton, around the centre of the old village are a designated Conservation Area.

Monkton Village

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001719: Monkton, street and date unknown

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011555:Monkton Village Jarrow C. 1910

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001720:Monkton Church and War Memorial

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011535: Monkton Dene Park 1935

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Monkton Community Woodland
- The Land Trust "Despite covering only 10 hectares Monkton Community Woodland delivers significant benefits to the local community thanks to the Trust's involvement. The woodland is on part of ...

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Monkton Conservation Area - Character Appraisal
- Prepared by North of England Civic Trust on behalf of South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council, 2006 Includes detailed description of Monkton and many photographs.

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Monkton Village
- Postcard from 'Pictures of Gateshead and the Surrounding Area' by Andy Williamson. The images may be used for non-commercial purposes, subject to acknowledging the source; see: http://picturesofgateshead.co.uk

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Monkton, Jarrow
- "Printed in Saxony for L. Pescod, Stationer of Jarrow". Postcard from 'Pictures of Gateshead and the Surrounding Area' by Andy Williamson. The images may be used for non-commercial purposes, subject ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(152): Monkton village
- "The first reference to Monkton (Munecatun) dates from 1074-80, when it and the other vills dependent on Jarrow were given by Bishop Walcher to Aldwin and his companions to assist ...

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