|Alt names||Bank Top||source: hamlet in parish|
|Blacklaw||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Tyne and Wear, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Gosforth, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Castle Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1974|
|Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England||county borough to which it was transferred in 1935|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Kenton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "KENTON, a township in Gosforth parish, Northumberland; on the Northeastern railway, 3 miles NNE of Newcastle-on-Tyne. It contains the hamlets of Bank Top and Blacklaw; and has a post office under Newcastle, and an endowed national school. Acres: 1,436. Population: 658. Houses: 157. Coal and building stone were formerly worked."
Kenton was a township in the ancient parish of Gosforth and became a separate civil parish in 1866. It was situated to the west of Gosforth and on the border of Newcastle upon Tyne. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1935 the civil parish was transferred to Newcastle upon Tyne county borough in the county of Northumberland. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)
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Categories: Northumberland, England | Kenton, Northumberland, England | Gosforth, Northumberland, England | Castle Ward, Northumberland, England | Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England | Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England