Fenham  Northumberland


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

FENHAM, a township in Newcastle-St. Andrew parish, Northumberland; 1½ mile NW of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres, 420. Pop., 89. Houses, 14. The manor belonged to the Knights-Templars; was transferred to the Knights-Hospitallers; and passed to the Crown and to the Riddells. Fenham Hall is a handsome mansion, amid fine grounds; and commands a charming view to Shields and Tynemouth. A coal mine here caught fire from a candle; smouldered slowly for nearly thirty years; and burst eventually into such flame as, for a time, menaced great destruction.

Fenham through time

Fenham is now part of Newcastle upon Tyne district. Click here for graphs and data of how Newcastle upon Tyne has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fenham, in Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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