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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Wallsend within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Wallsend, town and par. with ry. sta., Northumberland, on river Tyne, at end of Roman wall, 4 miles NE. of Newcastle - par. (containing Howdon Pans and Willington Quay), 2530 ac., pop. 13,737; town, pop. 6351; P.O., T.O. The town takes its name from its position at the E. end of the Roman Wall, and has yielded Roman pottery, inscriptions, coins, and an altar to Jupiter. It was formerly noted for its coal-workings, exhausted in 1853; it has now blast furnaces, forge-works, lead and copper smelting works, and chemical works. Wallsend is a local government district.