South Tyneside History Pages

Marsden Bay near South Shields.

South Tyneside

The South Tyneside history pages feature Jarrow, Hebburn and South Shields and villages along the coast and inland south towards Sunderland. The area was historically in County Durham. Jarrow, like Wallsend across the river has an interesting mix of ancient and industrial history with links to the famed Anglo-Saxon monk, the Venerable Bede. South Shields at the mouth of the Tyne has a maritime history going back to the Romans.

Newcastle | Gateshead | North Tyneside

South Tyneside | Sunderland

South Tyneside History Pages

John Simpson Kirkpatrick

South Shields

Lifeboat, South Shields

South Shields and the Sea

Hand sculpture, South Shields riverside

South Shields Industry

Roman gatehouse at Arbeia

Roman South Shields


South Tyneside villages and coast

The Jarrow March

Jarrow and Tyne Dock

Jarrow St Paul Church

Bede’s Jarrow

Hebburn church and river

Hebburn and Monkton

Newcastle | Gateshead | North Tyneside


South Tyneside | Sunderland

North East England History and Culture