Place:Tynemouth, Northumberland, England

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NameTynemouth
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Borough (county)
Coordinates55.017°N 1.4°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
See alsoCastle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it is a part since 1974
Contained Places
Castle
Tynemouth Priory
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Tynemouth is a town and an historic borough located since 1974 in the administrative county of Tyne and Wear, England at the mouth of the River Tyne.

The modern town of Tynemouth includes North Shields and Cullercoates and had a 2011 population of 67,519. It is now administered as part of the borough of North Tyneside, but until 1974 was an independent county borough, in its own right. North Shields was one of its component parts even when it was a county borough. Its history dates back to an Iron Age settlement and its strategic position on a headland over-looking the mouth of the Tyne continued to be important through to the Second World War.

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.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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