Place:East Denton, Northumberland, England

NameEast Denton
Alt namesScotswoodsource: village in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.983°N 1.686°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoNewburn, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Newburn, Northumberland, Englandurban district of which it was a part until 1935 when it was absorbed into Newburn parish
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Since 1974 East Denton is an area in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in the English county of Tyne and Wear.

It was home to the prominent English Montagu family in the 18th century whose residence was East Denton Hall. To the east of the Hall a waggonway led from the Caroline Pit to the coal staiths by the river Tyne in nearby Scotswood.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of East Denton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"DENTON (East), a township in Newburn parish, Northumberland; on the Roman wall, 3½ miles WNW of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It includes the village of Scotswood. Acres: 809. Population: 600. Houses: 121."

East Denton was a township in the ancient parish of Newburn and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1935 it was considered a civil parish within the Urban District of Newburn, and in 1935 it was absorbed into the civil parish of Newburn itself. Newburn became part of Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland in 1935 and of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in the newly formed county of Tyne and Wear in 1974.

Research Tips

  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
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