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West Brunton


In the 19th century West Brunton was a township within the Parish of Gosforth, at that time part of Northumberland. There was an engine house here for the Brunton and Shields Railway which was used to transport coal from Brunton Colliery to the Tyne. The buildings at West Brunton Farm were demolished for new housing development in c.2015. Close by, to the south, there is further housing development called Brunton West, on Roseden Way at Great Park.

BRUNTON, WEST, a township, in the parish of Gosforth, union and W. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 4¼ miles (N.W. by N.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 109 inhabitants. It is situated west of the road between Newcastle and Morpeth, and comprises by computation 1,140 acres. The tithes have been commuted for £74. 3. payable to the Bishop of Carlisle, a similar sum to the Dean and Chapter, and £58. 9. to the vicar of Newcastle.

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.
North Gosforth Gosforth Parish, 1848
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West Brunton Farm

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Tyne and Wear HER(4001): West Brunton, Engine House
- "The Brunton and Shields Railway, forerunner of the more well-known and extensive Seaton Burn Wagonway was built in 1826 to a design by Benjamin Thompson. It was built to transport ...

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