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Whitley township, 1855

Extract from: History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland...Whellan, William, & Co, 1855.

WHITLEY, a township and village in the parish of Tynemouth, contains 531 acres ,of land, of which the rateable value is £2,540. The number of its inhabitants in 1801, was 251; in 1811, 375; in 1821, 554; in 1831, 632; in 1841, 749; and in 1851, in consequence of the cessation of work at the collieries, it had decreased to 431 souls. This township was formerly held of the Priory of Tynemouth, but of its fate after the dissolution of the religious houses, little is known. THE VILLAGE of Whitley is situated near these two and a half miles north-east of North Shields. In the immediate vicinity is a reservoir belonging to the North Shields Water Works Company.

Whitley Bay Tynemouth Parish, 1855


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