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Jarrow, South Tyneside

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Jarrow, South Tyneside

Jarrow is a town in Tyne and Wear, England, located on the River Tyne, with a population of 27,526. Historically within County Durham, from the middle of the 19th century until 1935, Jarrow was a centre for shipbuilding, and was the starting point of the Jarrow March against unemployment in 1936. Somewhat earlier in Jarrow's history, the second Viking invasion was repulsed at Jarrow giving the island peace for forty years.
Post townJARROW
Administrative CountySouth Tyneside
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3465
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191

Other names by which Jarrow, South Tyneside has been known in the past


Jarrow, South Tyneside in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Jarrow, mun. bor., river port, and par., Durham - par. (containing the bor. of South Shields) 10,305 ac., 840 tidal water, and 345 foreshore, pop. 115,216; bor., on r. Tyne, 3 miles SW. of South Shields by rail, 850 ac., pop. 25,469; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers; is one of the most interesting localities in the N. of England, chiefly through its having been the birthplace of the Venerable Bede (673-735), and the scene of his labours. It was a station of the Romans. A monastery, of which the ruins are still to be seen, was founded here in 680. The church of St Paul, an edifice of great antiquity, was restored in 1866. Jarrow is one of the Tyne ports, and has commodious docks, extensive shipbuilding yards, chemical works, paper mills, and a large foundry. It received its charter of incorporation in 1875.

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