Monkwearmouth Shore  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Monkwearmouth Shore like this:

WEARMOUTH (Monk) SHORE, a township in Monk-Wearmouth parish, Durham; on the coast, within Sunderland borough. Acres, 308; of which 58 are water. Real property, £27,984; of which £100 are in iron-works, and £480 in railways. Pop. in 1851, 10,109; in 1861, 15,139. Houses, 1,892. The increase of pop. arose mainly from extension of ship-building, of chain, anchor, rope, and canvass factories, of rolling-mills, steam, saw, and flour-mills, and of mining operations. See Sunderland.

The location is where the name "Monk Wearmouth Shore" appears on the Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 map of Durham of 1862, accessible on the site. Additional information about this locality is available for Monkwearmouth

Monkwearmouth Shore through time

Monkwearmouth Shore is now part of Sunderland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Sunderland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Monkwearmouth Shore itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Monkwearmouth Shore, in Sunderland and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2021

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