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Winlaton is a village situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Once an independent village in County Durham, it became incorporated into the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and Borough of Gateshead in 1974. Winlaton was once at the centre of the local steel industry. Ambrose Crowley, a Quaker nail-manufacturer, moved in 1691 to Winlaton. He set up furnaces and forges there and on the River Derwent at Winlaton Mill.
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Winlaton, Gateshead in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Winlaton, par. and township, Durham, on river Tyne - par., wholly in local government dist. of Blaydon, 9063 ac., pop. 9944; township, 5217 ac., pop. 8330; P.O.; has large ironworks, and mfrs. of anchors, chains, spades, files, and edge tools.
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