Place:Woolsington, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.022°N 1.689°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDinnington, Northumberland, Englandancient parish which covered part of the township
Newburn, Northumberland, Englandancient parish which covered part of the township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Black Callerton, Northumberland, Englandparish it absorbed in 1955
Newbiggin by Newburn, Northumberland, Englandparish it absorbed in 1955
West Brunton, Northumberland, Englandparish it absorbed in 1955
City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Woolsington is a village in and also a civil parish of City of Newcastle in Tyne and Wear, England. It is north-west of the city centre, and covers a large geographical area. It is one of the city's 26 electoral wards, although the ward is slightly larger than the civil parish, extending slightly further south. The parish also includes Newbiggin Hall, Woolsington village and Newcastle Airport. It had a population of 11,160 as of the 2011 UK census.

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

"WOOLSINGTON, a township in Dinnington parish, Northumberland; 5 miles NNW of Newcastle. Acres: 833. Population: 64. Houses: 14."

Woolsington was also a township in the ancient parish of Newburn and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish expanded by absorbing the neighbouring parishes of Black Callerton, Newbiggin by Newburn and West Brunton. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time) In 1974 it became part of City of Newcastle in the newly formed county of Tyne and Wear, England.

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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