Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Whitley

Whitley.-- township and vil. with ry. sta., Tynemouth par., Northumberland, on the coast, 2½ miles N. of North Shields, 540 ac., pop. 1350; P.O., T.O.; is a pleasant place with handsome seaside terrace. The inhabitants find employment in working coal, lime-stone, and ironstone. The township, together with that of Monksheaton, forms a local government district called Whitley and Monksheaton.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "township and village with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Tynemouth CP/AP       Whitley Ch/CP       Northumberland AncC
Place: Whitley

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