Place:South Shields, Durham, England

NameSouth Shields
Alt namesArbeiasource: Perseus Digital Library (2000) accessed 03/08/2001
TypeTown, Borough (county)
Coordinates54.9878°N 1.4214°W
Located inDurham, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
See alsoJarrow, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Chester Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, Englandmetropolitan district of which it has been part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

South Shields is a coastal town at the mouth of the River Tyne, about 4.84 miles (7.79 km) downstream from Newcastle upon Tyne in the county of Tyne and Wear. Until 1974 it was located in County Durham. The town has a population of 75,337 in the UK census of 2011, the third largest in Tyneside after Newcastle and Gateshead. It is part of the metropolitan borough of South Tyneside which also includes the towns of Jarrow and Hebburn.

South Shields became a municipal borough in County Durham in 1835 and was upgraded to a county borough in 1889. The municipal/county borough contained the civil parish of Westoe and was increased in size at various times by absorbtions of parts of Jarrow and Boldon.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article South Shields.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article South Shields.

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