GATESHEAD LOCAL STUDIES COLLECTION
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GENERAL REFERENCE BOOKS
An excellent source of books about the area is Northern Heritage
Tyne Bridge Publishing - Complete Catalogue
Two historical books which have a good deal of information about the area:
The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham
The History of the Parish of Ryton by William Bourn.
Books specific to particular places or themes are listed on the appropriate page.
GENERAL REFERENCE WEBSITES
Gateshead Local Studies Collection
North East England History Institute
County Durham Forum for History & Heritage
Durham County Records Office
Gateshead Through Time
Keys to the Past
Old Maps Online
Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum
Alan Godfrey Maps