Westgate  Northumberland


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

WESTGATE, a township and a sub-district in Newcastle-upon-Tyne district, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Tyne, within Newcastle borough; forms the NW suburb of N. town; is in N.-St. John parish; and comprises 210 acres of land and 19 of water. Pop. in 1851, 16,477; in 1861, 21,272. Houses, 2,786. The increase of pop. arose mainly from extension of the iron trade.—The sub-district includes two other townships of St. John and one of St. Andrew; and contains Newcastle workhouse. Acres, 2,778. Pop. in 1851, 31,388; in 1861, 37,477. Houses, 5,377.

Westgate through time

Westgate 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 Westgate itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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