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Byker Ward ­ Inner city area just to the east of the centre.

In the 1960's, housing in Byker was small terraced houses (late 19th and early 20th centuries).
Built for people who worked in the port, shipbuilding and engineering industries.
Housing had poor amenities and in…

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Jesmond Ward: Housing in suburban area

Jesmond ward was built to house the owners and managers of factories and commercial
premises and the clerical workers in better-paid jobs in the city centre.
The richer people were able to build large family houses, with space for several servants,
often overlooking the…

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A number of estates of large private houses have been built on the edge of the village,
housing commuters and retired people.


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