Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Newcastle upon Tyne

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Primary tabs

"NEWCASTLE, or Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is situated among steep hills, on the Tyne, which is here a fine and deep river; so that ships of 3 or 4 hundred tons burden may safely come up to the town, though the large colliers are stationed at Shields. It is a very secure haven, and is defended by Clifford's Fort, which effectually commands all vessels that enter the river. The town may be considered as divided into two parts, of which Gateshead, on the Durham side, is one; and both are joined by a fine stone bridge consisting of 9 arches. The town rises on the north bank of the river, where the streets upon the ascent are exceedingly steep. Many of the houses are built of stone, but some of them are timber, and the rest of brick. The castle, which is old and ruinous, overlooks the whole town. The exchange, church-houses, and other public buildings, are elegant; and the quay for landing goods is long and large. Here is a hall for the surgeons, a large hospital, built by the contribution of the keel-men, for the maintenance of the poor of their fraternity; and several other charitable foundations. It is situated in the centre of the great collieries, which have for centuries supplied London, all the eastern, and some of the midland and southern parts of the kingdom with coal. This trade has been the source of great opulence to Newcastle; which, besides, exports large quantities of lead, salt, salmon, butter, tallow, and grindstones. Ships are sent hence to the Greenland fishery. It also possesses manufactories of steel, iron, and woollen cloth; and in the town and neighbourhood are several glass-houses. The streets in the old part of Newcastle are unsightly and narrow, but the newer parts are handsome and commodious. Newcastle is 270 miles from London. Markets, Tuesday and Saturday. Population, 49,860." [From Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary, 1842]

topup

Bibliography

  • The Directory for the year 1801 of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne by John Mitchell is available from Ancestral Indexes.
topup

Cemeteries

topup

Census

topup

Church Records

Church of England Records.
topup

Civil Registration

  • The whole of the present Metropolitan District is within Newcastle upon Tyne Registration District
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered by post.
    Information.  Searches.
topup

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Newcastle upon Tyne which are provided by:

topup

Directories

Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounds is well served by directories, the earliest surviving directory is that produced by Whitehead in 1778 although it is a facsimile copy produced in 1889.Whitehead also produced another directory in 1887.Then follows 1801 Mitchell’s Directory of Newcastle and Gateshead and adjacent areas; 1811 Mackenzie and Dent’s Newcastle and Gateshead Directory; 1821-22 and 23 Pigot’s Commercial Directory of Ireland, Scotland and the four Northern Counties of England; 1824 Humble’s General Directory For Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, and Places Adjacent; 1827 Parson & White Directory, Vol. 2 Northumberland Villages and Townships; 1828-29 Parson and White’s History, Directory, and Gazetteer Of the counties of Northumberland and Durham, and the towns and counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-upon-Tweed, (2 volumes plus 1 volume of illustrations). 1833 Ihler’s Directory of Newcastle and Gateshead and their suburbs; 1834 Pigot’s New Commercial Directory for Cumberland, Durham, Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmorland and York With historical and descriptive sketches of each county town and village;  1838-39 Richardson’s Newcastle and Gateshead Directory; 1841 Robson’s Commercial Directory of Durham (including Newcastle)These are some of the directories published before the first Census returns of 1841. A list of Directories can be found on the Northumberland and Durham Family History website,  Newcastle City Libraries have a collection of directories in their Local History Department

ndfhs.org.uk

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries/catalogue

topup

Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Newcastle upon Tyne to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

topup

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newcastle upon Tyne has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

topup

History

  • Newcastle - History - links and information.
topup
topup

Medical Records

  • Cholera Inquiry Commission Report 1854. On 31st December 1853 a commission was established to inquire "into the causes which have led to, or have aggravated, the late outbreak of Cholera in the towns of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead and Tynemouth." And on 15th July 1854 the commission presented this report.
     
topup

Names, Personal

topup
topup

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.