Weetsleet Township (Longbenton), 1848


WEETSLEET, or Weetsted, a township, in the parish of Long Benton, union of Tynemouth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Newcastle; containing 1,003 inhabitants. This township, which is the most northern in the parish, comprises 2,229a. 2r. 7p., and is intersected by the road from Newcastle to Morpeth. A large colliery was opened at Seaton-Burn, within its limits, by Lord Ravensworth and partners, in 1841-2; and at Wideopen are some extensive quarries of stone. The tithes of corn and hay have been commuted for £365. 11., and those payable to the vicar for £25.— See Seaton-Burn.

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.

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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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Seaton Burn Colliery (1844 - 1965)
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Seaton Burn Colliery (1844 - 1965)
- Seaton Burn Colliery opened by the Grand Allies c.1844. By 1852 it was owned by John Bowes & Co. and from 1938 by Hartley Main Collieries Ltd. At its peak ...
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Wideopen Colliery
- The sinking of Wideopen Colliery began in 1825 and production stated in 1827 after reaching the High Main coal seam at a depth of about 146 metres. Coal from Wideopen was transported ...
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- Overview About Wideopen Map Street View North Tyneside Wideopen, also occasionally spelled Wide Open, is a village located in the administrative borough of North Tyneside, north of Gosforth and six ...

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